Pendleton Crib Blanket - Thunderbird & Whale
The image on this Pendleton baby blanket is inspired by the artwork of Larry Ahvakana and the
Inulat legend of the Great Spirit Eagle. Legend states that there was once a massive thunderbird
So large and powerful that it could hunt and carry a whale - the main source of sustenance for the Inuplat.
To honor the whale, the Inuplat created the Messenger Feast. The ceremonial dancing and feasting
Prepares the community for the coming year and ensures the success of future generations.
32" x 44" (81 x 112 cm) Napped.