PENDLETON EAGLE SADDLE BLANKET
his blanket represents an ancient story often told by Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. In this story a Cheyenne warrior freed an eagle from the antlers of an elk. For helping to free him, the eagle gave the man a gift - a beautiful stallion covered with spots just like the eagle's feathers. Created exclusively for the American Indian College Fund, this truly artistic blanket includes a special hangtag that tells the story of the Eagle, the Elk, and the Warrior. Photograph: Raymond Meeks. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton, unnapped. Dry clean. Made in the USA of fabric woven in our mills. 39" x 66".
Out of respect for our Native American friends and customers, Pendleton Woolen Mills has changed the name of some of its Native American-inspired blanket patterns. In the future, Pendleton will no longer employ tribal names to title its blanket patterns. When appropriate, we are pleased to give credit to the talented Native American artists who provide us with original designs, or tribes with whom we are working.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund is a Native American-operated organization dedicated to education. More than 30 tribal colleges serve American Indian students from every geographic region in the United States. They are beacons of hope for social and economic change in the communities they serve. The fund provides educational opportunities for students and disburses 6,000 scholarships annually. For a century, Pendleton Woolen Mills has maintained a mutual respect for our original customers, Native Americans. That is one of many reasons we support this philanthropic partnership. When you purchase an American Indian College Fund Blanket, a portion of the proceeds goes to help tribal colleges.