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:

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 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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Warrior Symbol

The Warrior symbol featured strongly in the Mississippian culture. They were a warlike people and this is indicated by the image. In his hand he holds a war club which was a bludgeoning weapon and in his topknot is another motif which reflects more weaponry.

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Water symbol

The hawk is believed to be in a continuous fight, protecting people from the evil spirits of the air and is closely associated with forces such as rain, wind, thunder, and lightning and sometimes referred to as ‘thunderers’. According to Iroquois legends and myths the ‘Thunderer’ was armed with a mighty bow and flaming arrows.

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White Soldiers Symbol

The White Soldiers symbol, showing figures wearing hats, distinguished them from Native Indians. The following picture shows a a drawing made in 1875 by two Indian guides on a piece of birch bark which clearly shows the White Soldiers symbol. The drawing illustrates an over night stop and was placed upon an upright pole.

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