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  • We are told that the Cherokee Medicine People travel to the rock caves to meet with the Little People and share in their secrets. Medicine people are still today an integral part of the traditional Native American lifestyle. Artist: Noe Tribe: Mayan
  • The wolf is a powerful symbol for Native Americans. It represents power and protection among many tribes. Artist: Tami Tribe: Unknown
  • The buffalo supplied virtually everything that the Plains Indians needed to stay alive; food, clothing, tools, and housing. “I love this land and the buffalo and will not part with it… I have heard you intend to settle us on a reservation near the mountains. Artist: Krazy James Tribe: Apache
  • “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
  • 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
  • Like real coyotes, mythological coyotes are usually notable for their crafty intelligence, stealth, and voracious appetite. However, American Indian coyote characters vary widely from tribe to tribe. Community Artist: Kaila Farrell-Smith Tribe: Klamath-Modoc
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    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
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    Native tribal legends, stories and ceremonies pay tribute to the salmon as one of the most important natural resources in existence. The salmon is one of the ‘First Foods’ of the Plateau Tribes. It is considered ceremonial food for almost every occasion. Many tribes refer to the salmon as the Ancient Ones. For thousands of years, Native American culture resonated throughout the Mid Columbia Basin as numerous tribes came together peacefully to fish, trade, and socialize. Artist: Robert ‘Bob’ Robideau 1946- 2009 Tribe: Turtle Mountain and White Earth Anishinabe Nation
  • A mountain lion is walking through a forest whose trees have been clearcut by man. The spirits of the surrounding mountains and woods are saddened by the destruction of their land. Community Artist: Pat Sky – Feather Star Woman Tribe: Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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