Native American Symbols

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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.

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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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Strawberry Moon

June : Strawberry Moon

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Sturgeon Moon

August : Sturgeon Moon

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Sun Symbol

The Sun symbol was of great importance to all of the Native American Indian tribes. The sun symbol is depicted in a variety of ways, three of the symbols are shown on the image.

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The Cherokee Nation

This is the seal of the Cherokee Nation which began in Oklahoma in 1839.

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The Deer Track

Symbol of prosperity, well being, safety and the abundance of prey. Directional indicator and as a clan symbol.

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The Hand

Representing presence, work, and the achievements of man in his/her history.

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The Hope Symbol – The 8 Pointed Star Symbol

The 8 pointed star symbolizes hope and guidance. A circle around other Native American symbols signifies protection.

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The Symbol of Life – Man in the Maze

The Symbol of Life in the Man in the Maze symbol depicts a human figure at the entrance of a maze that has only one path.

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Thunder Moon Signs

July : Thunder Moon Signs

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Thunderbird Symbol

The Thunderbird symbol is one of the most dominant icons in Native American Indian culture and art.

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Turtle Symbol

The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life.

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Turtle tracks

Identifying animal tracks of the Turtle is to identify Mother Earth herself.

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Twins Symbol

Twins Symbol

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