Native American Symbols

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American Indian Originals
Native American Symbols and Gemstones in Jewelry.

(PDF) - Eastern Great Lakes Dewclaw Rattles
The mythical figure of the Thunderbird or "thunderer", the symbol of spiritual power from the sky.

Cherokee Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide
Each picture of a Cherokee letter is followed by its romanization, a comma, and the key to which that letter is mapped in a font.

Native American Indian Designs and Symbol Guide
Most symbols & designs represent specific ideas or cultural expressions, but many are only slightly related & some not at all.

What Does this Indian Symbol Mean?
Visitors to the Southwest are often intrigued by the variety and aesthetic appeal of the design elements used in Native American arts and crafts.

Louisiana Indian Symbols
Decorative designs showing variations in symbols - circle, cross swastika, triskel, steps, spiral and scallops.

Mohawk Indian Legends - Mohawk Symbols
Haudenosaunee designs have featured recurring designs for centuries; these symbols have been passed on through generations, and have deep cultural significance.
Indian Legends   

Indian Symbols
Click on a symbol for a larger image with description. Indian Symbols, Fetishes, Kachinas, Story Tellers, Wedding Vases, Fetish Pots.

Northern Native American Symbols
4 Ages, Eagle Feathers, Morning Stars, Arrow, Enclosure for Ceremonial Dances, Mountain Range, Arrowhead, Fence, Paths Crossing, Bear Track, Gila Monster, Peace, Big Mountain, Headdress, Rain Clouds, Bird, Hogan, Raindrop-Rain, Butterfly, Horse, Rattlesnake Jaw, Cactus, and more.

Kiva's American Indian Symbol Dictionary
A listing of common symbols used in American Southwestern Indian arts and their typical cultural meanings.

Symbols of Indigenous People
Symbols of the American Indian tell mysterious stories of old cultures and give life and understanding to the study of those simple, yet complex people who lived in balance with nature and communicated their beliefs, dreams, and reality in symbols.

Native American Symbols -
A comprehensive illustrated guide to Native American Symbols of America with pictures and videos. Native American symbols represent ideas and convey emotions and feelings.

Honoring the Animal Spirits
In the Native American tradition, man communicated with the Creator through interaction with nature; the birds, the forest, the animals. Many chose or were given symbolic "power animals" whose strength or character reflected the human character traits of the individuals claiming the "power" of that specific animal.

Animal Symbolism in Art
In ancient Greek myth it was a bird of Athena which represented the renewal of life. In the Bible it was a dove released from the Ark by Noah which returned with an olive branch to show that the Biblical flood was over.

Mohawks, Axes, and Taxes
Symbolic identity as a prelude to revolution.

Sacred Symbols of Mu
The Lotus was the first flower to beautify the earth. Being the first flower and Mu the land where man first appeared on earth, Mu and the Lotus were naturally symbolic synonyms.

Sacred Symbols and their Meanings
Sacred symbols have sustained Turtle Island's Indigenous for thousands of years. They offer health and healing and when used correctly and in the spirit of the Old Ones.

The Zia Pueblo
To the Zia people, the sun symbol is an ancient design. It reflects tribal philosophy with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe.
The Flags of the Native Peoples of the United States   

Native American Symbols
U.S. History Images.

Spiritual Interpretation of Star Nation Symbols by Standing Elk
Universal Law of Free Will, Spiritual Freedom of Humanity, Universal Change of Unci Maka (the Earth ), Four Stages of Physical / Emotional / Mental / Spiritual Growth of the Man and Woman, Spirit of All Creation, Strength, Happiness and Health, and more.

Native American Symbols -
Native American symbols offer us a complete and reverent language of life, nature, and spirit. This language is unmatched in its depth and power.


Central and South America

Glyphs, Early Belize History
The history of Mesoamerica begins well before Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492.

Introduction to Precolumbian Symbology
Ancient men have disappeared, but not their eternal gods: Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Viracocha, who still live with us, and shape a large part of the history of our American countries and (although we do not notice it) our own history.
Sacred Cosmology - Precolumbian Mesoamerican Symbolism   

The Huichol of Mexico
The Huichol of Mexico, Their Culture, Symbolism and Art - a feature section in Mexico Connect - Mexico's monthly ezine.

Mayan Symbolism - Abstract Symbol Links in Ancient America
An Exploration of How Symbols, Astronomy, and Architecture Collided in Ancient American Civilizations.

Aztec Calendar Stone
The most precious relic of Pre-Columbian culture in Mexico is the Aztec Calendar Stone. This immense object of basaltic porphyry measures thirteen feet in diameter and weighs twenty-four tons. It is a living link with Mexico's fascinating past, a blend of Aztec science and mythology.

Mayan Glyphs
The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project.



Kokopelli - Trickster God
Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player who is worshipped by many Native American tribes in the Southwestern United States.

The Anasazi & Kokopelli
Kokopelli is a figure commonly found in petroglyphs and pottery throughout the southwest.