National Geographic : 2001 May
THE EAGLE, THE ELK AND THE WARRIOR One day, a Cheyenne warrior was hunting alone, on foot. He came upon an elk lying dead by the side of a stream. Trapped in the antlers of the fallen elk was a large spotted eagle. The eagle spoke to the hunter. "Free me from here," the eagle Me you a gift." The Cheyenne Eagle Blanket is an interpretation of this legend as told by Ben Nighthorse Campbell. It employs traditional Cheyenne graphics and parfleche design elements to retell the story. This limited-edition saddle blanket, measuring 66" x 40' is the third in the Spirit Series of Native American Blankets. It is woven of pure wool by the Pendleton Woolen Mills for the American Indian College Fund. Thanks to the generous donation BEN NIGHTHORSE of materials and CAMPBELL time, 70% of the proceeds from the sale of this blanket go to fund our colleges and our scholarship programs. To learn more, call 8 -880 -5887 or visit our Web site at www.ellegefund.org.