Since 1990, Pendleton has been proud to support the work of the American Indian College Fund. Sales of these blankets fund scholarships to tribal colleges and make a difference in the lives of students throughout the country.
The College Fund receives royalties for each blanket sold, which goes directly to provide scholarships for deserving students. Learn more at www.collegefund.org.
The Ribbon Dance is the first ritual that opens up the most sacred Seminole ceremony, the Green Corn Festival. The tribeswomen wear traditional patchwork skirts and tunics and swirl ribbons around the sacred fire to renew the flame for the coming year. This blanket captures the energy and vibrancy of the Ribbon Dance and serves as an homage to traditional patchwork design. This blanket is a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and the American Indian College Fund. A portion of the proceeds from this blanket will help ensure that young Native students receive the scholarships they need to attend tribal college.