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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.


Each Pendleton Blanket is designed by a highly respected Native American artist and is 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.

 Eagle Blanket
By Ben Nighthorse Campbell.


Earth Blanket
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.


 Water Blanket
The Navajo Water blanket, the first blanket in The Curtis Blanket Collection, features the dragonfly, a Navajo symbol that represents life.


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"

Butterfly Blanket
Lakota leader Sitting Bull fought tirelessly for Native American rights.  Sitting Bull College on Standing Rock Reservation memorilizes his efforts with a flowers and butterfly design similar to those on his regalia. A caterpillar's transitin to a butterfly mirrors the transfomative  impact of education.
64" x 80"

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"
Future of the Plains
A baby blanket with a pattern of horses inspired by elements in the ledger drawings of Sitting Bull.
32" x 44"