Category Archives: Native American Culture

How to Interpret the Native American Medicine Wheel

How to Interpret the Native American Medicine Wheel

The medicine wheel, or Sacred Hoop, is a true symbol for life among Native American tribes and has many interpretations. It’s comprised of four quadrants, which represent several concepts: seasons of the year, stages of life, cardinal directions, and the four sides of a person–physical, emotional, spiritual, mental. The East Side The East direction of… Continue Reading

The Native American Healing Hand

The Native American Healing Hand

There is an abundance of symbolism throughout Native American culture and tradition. One symbol that is universally recognized is the healing hand. Although many may take a liking to the design, very few know the origin of this symbol and what the healing hand represents. Symbols are utilized by Native Americans in their art, ceremonies,… Continue Reading

The Seven Grandfather Teachings

The Seven Grandfather Teachings

According to Native American teachings, the Great Spirit gave us the Seven Grandfathers, wise and powerful spirits who are responsible for watching over us. The grandfathers’ wisdom helps us to understand how to behave toward one another and live a life in balance and harmony. Each of the seven grandfather teachings is themed around a… Continue Reading

Native American Healing Traditions

Native American Healing Traditions

There is a very holistic approach to healing in Native American culture, which means that the body, mind, and soul are treated together as one. Native American tribes believe that many illnesses are the result of a spiritual imbalance and implement healing methods to correct the spiritual issues. Healing methods in the Native American culture… Continue Reading

The Meaning Behind Native American Warbonnets

The Meaning Behind Native American Warbonnets

Warbonnets are beautifully crafted feathered headdresses that represent history and incorporate Native American tradition in their designs. Most commonly seen in movies and television shows, these warbonnets have become a most well-known apparatus of Native American attire, however, not all tribes used this feathered regalia. Warbonnets were created and worn by only a dozen Indian… Continue Reading