Native American Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Native American Symbols category.

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, while "Amerindian" is used in Guyana, but not commonly used in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are known as Native Americans or American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

Symbols in this category:

Days and Nights Symbol

The meaning of the Days and Nights symbol was to signify the passing of time.

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Death Symbol – Ojibwa Gravepost

The Ojibwa tribe marked the death and burial of a tribe member as shown in the picture of an Ojibwa Grave post – refer to grave post symbols.

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Deer (zodiac)

Deer: May 21 - Jun 20

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Dog tracks

Dog tracks indicate servitude, loyalty, compassion and respect.

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Drum Symbol

The meaning of the Drum symbol was to signify the heartbeat of mother earth.

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Duck tracks

Identifying animal tracks of the Duck indicates a need for patience and calm.

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Eagle Symbol

The meaning of the Eagle symbol was to signify courage, wisdom and strength and its purpose was as the messenger to the Creator.

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Falcon (zodiac)

Falcon: Mar 21 - Apr 19

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Fertility Symbol – Kokopelli

The distinguishing features of the Kokopelli fertility symbol are his hunchback, his dancing pose and his flute. The hunch on his back represented the sack he carried which might contain seeds for the harvest, the songs he carried and rainbows.

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Flower Moon Sign

May : Flower Moon Sign

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Fox

The fox carries important meaning in a number of cultures, and the nature of its symbolism varies quite widely, both between cultures and sometimes within them. While some of these meanings are quite well known, the fox also possesses a number of less obvious associations.

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Fox tracks

Fox tracks indicate observance, and family affairs.

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Gila Monster Symbol

The meaning of the Gila Monster symbol was to signify preservation and survival and used as a sign of the desert.

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Goose (zodiac)

Goose: Dec 22 - Jan 19

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Goose tracks

Identifying animal tracks of the Goose indicates single-mindedness in purpose and deed.

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