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Native American Spirituality

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Native American Spirituality refers to the teachings, traditions, rituals and stories of the First Peoples of North America. As these teachings vary, between Peoples, generic answers sometimes can be misleading and answers should refer to the teachings of a particular People or group of Peoples whenever possible.
Well it mostly depends on what culture you are talking about. If it  happens to be Native American totem poles then that is easy. Each  totem pole represents some kind of character trait. For example:  the eagle totem pole would represent wisdom. The bear totem pole  represents bravery. And the...
Do you mean possible names, translations, or definitions for  "totem pole"?   TRANSLATION(S) FOR TOTEM POLE:   - Italian: palo di totem   - Japanese: トーテム ポール   - Greek: πόλο τοτέμ   - Spanish: Tótem   - Korean: 토템 기둥   - German: Totempfahl   ...
Yes, even had their own beliefs. They did get some Christianity  practices as well from 1600s+ by Priests, due to all Native  Americans religions considered heathen to them. There is still  Native Americans who practice traditional religion of their tribes  today.
A sage ceremony is great cleansing ritual and fairly simple to perform. You can purchase sage wands at your local or online occult supply stores and are fairly inexpensive. Light the end of a wand until it begins to smoke. Then walk the area of each room of your home starting and ending at the same...
knifes but the old kind with an arrow head on it
There are several tribes in and around Alaska. Historically The constructing gable-roofed wooden shelters over graves to house the spirit of the dead was common. The spirit houses have brightly-painted exteriors and are surmounted by comb-like ridge crests. Variations in the size of the...
Spiritual beliefs were as varied as their tribes and sometimes eventhe clans within the tribes. Many tribes were monotheist (believingin one God), while some others believed in more than one. Mosttribes celebrated the earth and all she had to give, including theanimals.
Cherokee Indians did, do not have totem poles. Northwest tribes were the only people to carve them.
The JEWELS go back into the totem in this order (top down) : purple, green, red, white, and blue.
  Clan and Shame Totems.
The swan is a sign of peace and of tranquility. It symbolizes eternal love and peace within a group, family, or couple.
Totems represent whole tribes, clans, families, or even just a particular individual. Each animal in a totem provides a different attribute or protective feature to the people it relates to. For instance, Coyote would allow a family to avoid mistakes while the Lynx would be a keeper of dark secrets...
Shaman gain access to their totem spells at level 4 with Stoneskin Totem.
they originally come from northern America.
  Colors vary somewhat from Tribe to Tribe, so these colors are in general, the colors symbolize things and represent several different things. WHITE: stands for skies, spacious Heavens, also purity, peace, and death. RED: stands for blood, war, or valor, it is sometimes used as colors on...
They believed in the Great God, and the Great God was everything in Nature. They did do dances Lastly one of their most common ways of worshiping was when making hard decisions they smoked pipes, because they believed that the smoke would carry their thoughts to the Great God in the heavens.
Who do you prefer? Native Americans or Indians from India?
It depends on the tribe. From what I gather (I'm Indian-and know  people from various tribes) we use (and used) the Earth  respectfully, because we believe (believed-as not all Indians today  follow their tribe's spiritualities. I'm atheist, for one...) that  our Spirit People have gone into the...
All tribes will have a different belief on how Coyote stole fire  (or even IF coyote stole fire). For my tribe's story, buy the book  "Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale" by Jonathan London. The book is  beautifully illustrated and is a retelling of our story.
some were bigger then. and now totems are much smaller but can still make big ones
yes. and no. they did not have "gods" as you would, but they had "spirits" that were everywhere. There were spirits in the ground and in the water, in the animals and trees. However, they did not have what we would think of as "gods".
No they didn't they more believed in animals as their spirit guides.
there is a totem pole in a museum representing the aboriginals, andthe Canadian government is trying to move the totem pole like theytried to do to the aboriginals but failed
 ==It means a emblem of something like an animal or a plant.==
In American Eskimo myths the mysterious Pinga, 'the one on high' is the guardian of game, the controller of the hunt, and the protectress of the living.
It means i want to destroy. It is also considered the queen mother of "stitchian" curses
Go in the desert and by the big claw is place for you to prcospect.
The Mohawks were farmers and hunters. As with all tribes they lived off whatever their environment provided them. The Mohawks raised corn,squash and beans. They hunted bear, small game, deer and whatever other animals might be in the area. They also ate fish.
it was made in china
Totem poles were found by the native Americans houses. Either a group of houses all had one, or just one home had one. Totem poles dignified what the culture and how they live and who they were. Also, totem poles could have a bird on it, perhaps an eagle, a type of forest animal, perhaps a deer head...
A totem pole is a giant statue carved out of big trees, usually the western cedar (Thuja Plicata). Totem poles may represent spirits of animals, or animal gods.
All animals are used on a totem pole, But they all mean something diffrent.
  The lowest position on a totem pole is actually the position of highest honor
A totem pole represents the animals of the tribe unless I am mistaken.
Yes he was and he murdered and slaughtered entire populations in the name of god
Yes they eat alot though
Tiki Totem Poles are made from large trees. A tiki is a large  wooden carving in humanoid form. They set the boundaries of sacred  and significant sites.
The jewel order, top to bottom : 1. purple 2. green 3. red 4. white 5. blue
For each individual tribe, we have different meanings for differentfeathers.
Type your answer here... they can be all type of animals it depends on their tribe and land
Each carving is an event
The word totem has no meaning in Latin. The English word "totem" comes from an Algonquian (Native American) word meaning "his kin; his family mark".
In African-American culture, of Tanzanian origin, "nala" means "Queen."
Nothing really. It might make you feel better of safer to believe in God.
To find the gems go to every place on the map you'll find out how to get them.
Different feathers have different meanings. For example: Crane is for wisdom Dove is for love Hawk s for protection Ostrich is for truth Swallow is for good luck Wren is for safe voyage.
Animals are used on totem poles to show meanings such as; a eagle represents honor, and a bear represents pride
rebrith,longevity,secrecy,initation,good listener and long life
totum was formed by an island getting hit by water and going away.
Honestly, yes. If you looked it up, you could see that the bottom animal/symbol is always important. It goes from bottom(important) to top(less important).
There is no special significance to seeing these numbers. Do not look for supernatural causes to ordinary occurrances.
we should to belive the god who made all the world and those think the god who is behind the sky
rhythm? try to find a word that has the same SOUND to the ending of the word.
they were carved by hand
most native tribes or native people
The strongest wood that could be found in that area it is built
  The Ghost Dance was a spiritual dance, not a political statement. It gave the natives one last hope that the life could be as it once was where they were free to hunt, worship and live as they always did. It also gave them hope that they would see their loved ones once again.   It...
Shamanism began in Siberia. It is not Native American. Native Americans just refer to their medicine people as medicine men or medicine women. This started at the beginning of our existence since the first Native American discovered that plants could be used as medicine.
For the working of TTL nand with totempole   When both inputs are LOW   The emitter base junctions at A and B gets forward biased, base  -collector junction gets reverse biased for Q1.So  maximum current flows through forward biased junction. As base  -collector junction of Q1 gets reverse...
Here is the quotation by Chief Seattle:    "Your religion was written on tables of stone by the iron finger of  an angry God, lest you might forget it. The red man could never  remember nor comprehend it.   Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors, the dreams of our  old men, given...
they would believe that their was something called the happy hunting ground and if you died then you would go to it and their would be all animals that are easier to hunt, its basically like heaven but with animals that are easier to hunt.
According to the Guieness book of world records: The tallest totem pole is "Spirit of Lekwammen" at 180 feet 3 inches tall, located at Victoria British Columbia.
The usual formula is this; for every foot above ground you put 1/2 foot in the ground.
first buy the totem pole from Nacy, then talk to in, Next go to the first arctic area and find the walruses they will have a tusk somewhere, then find the narwhals underwater and it should be in the ice, Lastly talk to the totem pole again and he'll tell you about the reward
, The aboriginals of the Northwest Territories were typically nomadic groups, oriented with a mother earth/creator type spirituality. They believed in legends which explained the origin of the mountains, rivers, lakes, fish, etc. It is in fact, often very hard to distinguish between the Northern...
Animal symbols are the most powerful, spiritual symbols on a totem  pole. The monkey symbolizes practical jokes and good-hearted  trickery.
Because native religions tend to worship nature,animal and ancestral spirits as part of their belief system,and totam poles are a focal point of this.
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the first totem pole was made of the tall, strong trunks of cedar trees
The dance allowed the dancers to show determination and bravery
It means the creator is amusing us by making cloud animals.
Native Americans still exist today and every tribe has their own unique traditional art and crafts.
Native Spirituality One of the most significant responsibilities an Ottawa must fulfill is to behave in ways that honor the pimadazin, or the , and moral collective life." In order to do this, the seven ways of the Ottawa must be sustained: purity in mind, purity in heart, purity in body, humility...
One of the customs of the Plains Indians was the Sun Dance. NativeAmericans from many of the Plains Indian tribes met on thegrasslands in the summer. There, Indian doctors would treat thesick, and councils would meet to discuss common problems of theIndians. The most important part of the gathering...
There is no cure for death. Death is natural and happens to us all at some time.
entryway poles, ridicule poles and shame poles.
Little is known about her family as she was taken away at an early age. Lewis & Clark never really got much information about her early history so much that happened before she worked with them was not written down.