Pendleton® Buffalo Nation Blanket
Four buffalo in Red, Yellow, White and Black gather around a medicine wheel, pointing in the sacred Four Directions. The Lakota people depended on Pte, the bison, for food, clothing and shelter, and honored them as “The Buffalo People.” In this design, artist Jim Yellowhawk embraces Mitakuye Oyasin (“We are all related”), a Lakota belief that all living creatures are family, and can live in harmony and peace.
About the artist: Jim Yellowhawk is an enrolled member of the Itazipco Band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, with Onodoga/Iroquois heritage through his mother. He graduated from Marion College, Indiana and also studied at Columbus School of Art and Design in Ohio. His work encompasses many different media, including dance. “Traditional spirituality is woven into my daily life, work, practices and way of being,” he says.
- Comes with a Legendary Collection label
- 64" x 80"
- Napped; fabric is combed for softer, thicker feel
- Felt binding
- Pure virgin wool/cotton
- Fabric woven in Pendleton mills here in America
- Dry clean
- Made in USA
- This blanket was designed by a Native American artist but was not produced by Native American artisans.