The Indigenous People of the United States
Discover interesting facts and information about the history and culture of Native American Indians and their tribes
Meaning of the Change Symbol
Native American Indians were a deeply spiritual people and they communicated their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through Symbols and Signs such as the Change symbol. Native American symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena, everyday objects and animal designs. The meaning of the Change symbol is represented by the weather related symbols of rain, lightening and clouds. These are all important symbols representing change, renewal & fertility. The weather is constantly changing and the power to change and produce water for sustenance was essential to life. The lightening symbol is extremely powerful and is closely associated to the Thunderbird, a powerful spirit in the form of a supernatural bird from which lightning flashed from its eyes and its beak.
The Change Symbol - Meaning
There were so many tribes of Native American Indians it is only possible to generalise the most common meaning of the Change symbol or pattern. Native Indian symbols are still used as Tattoos and were used for a variety of reasons and depicted on numerous objects such as tepees, totem poles, musical instruments, clothes and War Paint. Indian Tribes also used their own Colors for Symbols and designs depending on the natural resources available to make Native American paint.
Native American Indians - Change Symbol
Native American Indians had a highly complex culture, especially those who lived on the Great Plains.
Their religion was dominated by rituals and belief in a spiritual connection with nature and these beliefs were reflected in the various symbols they used such as the Change symbol.
The clothes, tepees and all of his belongings was decorated with art and included symbols depicting his achievements, acts of heroism, his various spirit guides or the most important events in his life. Every symbol used by an American Native Indian had meaning which can be accessed from Symbols and Meanings.
The Change Symbol
- The Change symbol of Native Americans
- Meaning, symbolism and interpretation of the Change symbol
- Interesting facts and info for kids and schools
- Pictures, meanings, patterns and designs of symbols
- Native American Change symbol meaning
Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Change. Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to the History of Native Americans and illustrate many symbols used by American Indians. The pictures show the clothing, war paint, weapons and decorations of various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational history resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Change. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index - a great educational resource for kids.