The Big Medicine Pendleton blanket pays tribute to Native American traditions and beliefs. The blanket features many deeply rooted symbols to create a beautiful heirloom quality wool blanket. The white bison is so rare, it is estimated that only one is born every 10 million births. In 1993, a white buffalo was born on the Flathead Indian Reservation, just south of Glacier National Park, and was called "Big Medicine," a name that reflected his sacred power. Many Native American tribes believe that the return of the White Buffalo fulfils an ancient prophecy and the beginning of a new era for the peoples and Mother Earth. There are seven bison in total on this blanket, they represent the traditional seven directions: North, South, East, West, Above, Below and Within; together, these direction symbolize wholeness for mankind and earth. The blanket also features prayer pipes to signify mankind's communication with the Creator and four hands representing the diverse peoples of the world within the circle of life.
Approximate Size: 64" x 80"
Virgin wool, cotton
Made in USA
Dry Clean Only
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