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:

Great Serpent Symbol

The Great Serpent symbol is one of the many Winged or Feathered snake-like deities that figure in the mythology of most Native American tribes.

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Great Spirit Symbol

The meaning of the Great Spirit symbol was to signify the divine power that created the world.

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Hand Eye Symbol

The Hand Eye symbol featured strongly in the Mississippian culture. The following picture shows the Hand Eye Symbol surrounded by the Horned Serpent.

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Harvest Moon

September : Harvest Moon

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Hawk Symbol

The strength of the hawk symbol is also depicted as the Guardian and Protector of the Earth Mother and all her children.

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Heartline Symbol

The meaning of the Heartline symbol was to signify life force.

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Horse Symbol

The meaning of the horse symbol was to signify mobility, stamina, strength and power. It was so revered by some tribes that the horse also represented loyalty, love and devotion.

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Hunters Moon

October : Hunters Moon

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Indian Camp Symbol

The meaning of the Indian Camp symbol was to signify an Indian village consisting of tepees.

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Maize (Corn)

For many native peoples of the Americas, maize is one of the most prominent symbols found throughout their cultures. While commonly referred to as “corn” by many people today, in this article “maize” will be used exclusively to avoid any confusion.

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Muskrat tracks

Identifying animal tracks of the Muskrat indicates resilience, detachment and adaptability.

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Oppossum tracks

Opossum tracks indicate cunning, sharp wit, but more importantly - detachment.

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Otter (zodiac)

Otter: Jan 20 - Feb 18

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Owl (zodiac)

Owl: Nov 23 - Dec 21

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Owl Symbol

Choctaw Owl Myth: The Choctaw deity ‘Ishkitini’, or the horned owl, was believed to prowl about at night killing men and animals.

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