Native American College Fund Blanket, A Tribute to Jack Briggs
In December 2001, the American Indian College Fund and Indian education lost a leader and friend with the passing of Lester “Jack” Briggs, president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College(Cloquet, MN) and former chairman of the fund’s board of trustees.
After experiencing racism as a child, Briggs’ goal as a man was to build bridges between Indians and non-Indians. As a student, he earned multiple degrees, and as a teacher he helped create the only college in the nation organized as both a state community college and a tribal college.
To celebrate Brigg’s life and his legacy, the fund has created the “Tribute to Jack Briggs” blanket. Using Ojibwa beadwork designs, the blanket reflects Briggs’ Ojibwa roots, which he credited for his respect for knowledge and commitment to serving others.
Pendleton Woolen Mills
- 82% Wool/ 18% Cotton
- Made in US
- 64-inch by 80-inch
- 82% pure virgin wool, 18% cotton
- Felt Bound
- Unnapped wool blankets have a smooth, flat finish. An unnapped blanket will appear bold and graphic, with smooth lines and crisp edges to the design.
- Made in the USA