Totem carvings tell a story, revealed only if one knows the meaning assigned to various animals, fish, birds and designs and where they are placed. Here are the meanings of some common northwest indian symbols. BEAVER Creative, Artistic and Determined src=”https://native-americans.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/11/img257.gif” width=42 border=0 align=”left”> BEAR Strength, Learned Humility, Motherhood, Teaching BUMBLEBEE Honesty, Pure […]
The graceful bird of the skies, the eagle, is the prayer carrier and messenger of the Anishinabe people. As the eagle soars across the skies, one knows he is carrying the prayers to the Creator.The eagle has great significance for the Anishinabe and all native american people when it comes to healing ceremonies and ceremonies honouring and respecting other people. Although people of different cultures may have different beliefs, respecting others’ beliefs is part of the growing process in the Anishinabe way of life.