The shield has an Algonquian Native American with a bow and arrow, the arrow is pointing down, which signifies peace. There is a star next to the figure's head with five points. Above the shield is the state military crest which is a bent arm holding a sword, which is facing up.
This was meant to remind people that it was through the American Revolution that independence was won. Under the seal is a ribbon with the words "Ense petit placidas sub libertate quietem", this means "With a sword, she seeks quiet peace under liberty". There has been some talk of redoing the state seal to be more compassionate towards the Native Americans. The item "Rare Matched Pair Massachusetts State Shield Emblem Door Knobs Native American" is in sale since Friday, September 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Knobs & Handles".The seller is "capecodphotog" and is located in Forestdale, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.