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  • For many Native Americans, the dragonfly represents our Ancestors. It is a very important symbol of transformation and changing of worlds. Even when our loved ones aregone, they are always with us… Artist: Antionette Tribe: Unknown
  • Salmon are an extremely important animal to both the lifestyle and the spirituality of many Native American cultures, especially the tribes of the Northwest Coast and theColumbia River. Artist: Lomboy Tribe: Grand Ronde
  • One of the oldest form of Native American Women’s Dance is Buckskin. This is a dance of elegance and grace. The movement is smooth and flowing. The ladies wear fine, hand-crafted buckskin dresses, decorated with intricate bead designs. A shawl is carried on the arm and a fan in the opposite hand Artist: Tadpole Tribe: Unknown
  • Most Native Americans refer to the moon as “Grandmother Moon”. The moon is a feminine symbol, and Native people consider the moon sacred. Without the moon, the tides of the ocean would not move. Without the moon, the earth would spin out of control. Our crops were planted according to the moon, and our calendars were kept by monitoring the moon. There are 13 full moons in one calendar year. Native Americans hold deep respect for our Grandmother the Moon.
  • This beautiful and functional piece of art makes a great gift. Carry your presentations and other business items on it!
  • One of the old Ojibwa traditions was to hang a dream catcher in their homes. They believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung, moves freely in the air and catches the dreams as they float by. The good dreams know the way and slip through the center hole and slide down off the soft feather so gently the sleeper below sometimes hardly knows he is dreaming. Artist: Bobby Tribe: Turtle Mountain Chippewa
  • Many tribal creation stories tell us that Earth was born on the back of turtle. Since turtle carries its home on its back, it has also been recognized as having the ability to ‘manage’ in difficult circumstances. Artist: Mary Stanton 1965 – 2011 Tribe: Grand Ronde
  • Children are considered a sacred gift from the Creator. Young ones are always included in ceremonial practices. It is not unusual to see small Native children sleeping soundly during Pow Wows and Ceremonies, as the drumming and singing continue throughout the night. Artist: Victor Tribe: Unknown
  • Raven is revered as a strong mystical, magical animal spirit among many tribes, especially tribes within the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Canada. Raven is known to be a guardian of ceremonial magic and is one of the most powerful totems or symbols of Native American culture. Artist: Guzman Tribe: Yaqui / Cherokee
  • Native Americans refer to the earth as Mother Earth. The earth is a feminine symbol, and Native people consider themselves to be caretakers of the Earth. We must care for her and respect her… love her. Artist: Dirk Tribe: Blackfoot
  • “I was given the name Little Turtle by a Paiute Elder. This shield represents turtle as my protector and name sake”. Turtles represent a sacred animal sprit to many tribes. Turtle shells are commonly made into rattles for ceremonial purposes. Artist: Steve Tribe: Creek Decendent
  • Rainbows are magical symbols known throughout the world for good fortune, joy and renewal. To be touched by a rainbow is a euphoric experience. For many tribes a rainbow is the path that leads to the spirit world. Artist: R.E.R. Tribe: Unknown