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Pendleton Blankets From The American Indian College Fund

Founded in 1989, The American Indian College Fund serves the educational needs of students in 32 tribal colleges -- all founded by Indians to fight high rates of poverty, educational failure and cultural loss.  Each year, the College Fund distributes scholarship funds to benefit more than 6,000 students.

In an effort to educate the public, the College fund introduced a limited edition of Pendleton blankets through its Hope Series, and through its Spirit Series.

Each Pendleton Blanket  was designed by a highly respected Native American artist and was produced by Pendleton Woolen Mills, the foremost manufacturer of Indian trade blankets today.

Now, River Trading Post has joined forces with The American Indian College Fund to offer you outstanding open editions of these exceptional Pendleton blankets.  Like the originals, each is produced by Pendleton Woolen Mills.

 

Cheyenne Eagle
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By Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
39" x 68"
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$199

 

Hidatsa Earth
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The Hidatsa Earth blanket, which was taken from a 1908 photograph, embodies the earth and sky by using traditional colors to combine mountain, star and grass symbols.
65" x 80"
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$299

 

Navajo Water Blanket
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The Navajo Water blanket, the first blanket in The Curtis Blanket Collection, features the dragonfly, a Navajo symbol that represents life.
65" x 80"
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$299

 

Raven and the Box of Knowledge 
Designed by Preston Singletary, this blanket is reminiscent of the beautifully carved Tlingit boxes in which precious treasures were held.
64" x 80"
$299

 
 

The Ribbon Dance
The Ribbon Dance is the first ritual that opens up the most sacred Seminole ceremony, the Green Corn Festival.  This blanket captures the energy and vibrancy of the Ribbon Dance and serves an homage to traditional patchwork design.
64" x 80"
$299

 
Return of the Sun

Created in partnership with Native American artist Larry Ahvakana. The changing of the seasons plays a central role in many Iñupiat traditions and activities, and in Mr. Ahvakana's sculpture work. This blanket celebrates the arrival of the sun back to the Arctic and the start of hunting season. A soft rainbow of basic geometric shapes evokes an Arctic sunrise, with wavelike shapes below reminiscent of icy peaks beneath a soft grey sky
64" x 80"
$299

Daughters of the Earth
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Inspired by a Plains Indian tradition, and designed by artist Virginia Stroud.
32" x 44"
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$99.00

 

Sons of the Sky
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Inspired by a Plains Indian tradition, and designed by artist Virginia Stroud.
32" x 44"
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$99.00

 


Naskan Saddle Blanket
Johano-ai, the Navajo sun god, begins his day in the east and rides one of his five horses across the sky to his post in the west while dragging his shining, golden orb—the sun. As his horse gallops across the sky, gorgeous hides and ornately woven blankets, known as naskan, lie beneath its hooves.

68" x 39"
$199.00