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:

Piasa Symbol

The Piasa was believed to be a supernatural deity, similar to a dragon or mythical bird, who resided in the Underworld with the spirits associated with death and destruction.

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Porcupine Tracks

Identifying animal tracks of the Porcupine indicate innocence, faith, and wonder.

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Raccoon Symbol

The Raccoon symbol was seen as a magical icon as it was perceived to be an expert at disguise and secrecy.

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Rain symbol

The meaning of the Rain symbols were very important as water in every form as one of the most vital elements for the sustenance of life. Rain symbols signified renewal, fertility and change.

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Raven

The raven is a very interesting creature in terms of symbolic meaning. Although it has a widespread reputation for ill fortune, this is not the case everywhere you go, and even where it is, there are subtle layers of meaning assigned to this bird that some may not be aware of.

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Raven tracks

Raven tracks indicate a message to us beyond time and space.

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Red Horn Symbol

The Red Horn symbol featured strongly in the Mississippian culture. The Mound Builders believed that Red Horn was one of the five sons of Earthmaker whom the Creator formed with his own hands and sent to earth to rescue mankind.

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Saddlebag or Pouch Symbol

The meaning of the Saddlebag symbol was to the represent the concept of a journey.

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Salmon (zodiac)

Salmon: Jul 22 - Aug 21

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Seed Moon Sign

April : Seed Moon Sign

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Snake

It's not much of an exaggeration to say that snakes are the most symbolically charged members of the entire animal kingdom. All across the world, snakes have occupied the entire spectrum between reverence and hatred. What is particularly notable about snakes (although not unique by any means) is that they can be both admired and feared in the same culture without one symbolic facet canceling out the other. Whether they're seen as the embodiment of evil or as the repository of ultimate wisdom, the cultural importance of these creatures cannot be overstated.

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Snake (zodiac)

Snake: Oct 23 - Nov 22

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Snow Moon Sign

February : Snow Moon Sign

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Spider

The fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is far from uncommon in today’s world. What is uncommon, however, is a deeper understanding of the immense symbolic importance this creature has to many cultures.

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Spider Symbol

The Spider symbol featured strongly in the Mississippian culture of the Mound Builders and the legends and mythology of the Native American tribes. Spider Woman, or Spider Grandmother, strongly feature in Hopi myths served as a messenger and teacher for the Creator and was an intercessor between deity and the people.

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