The Indigenous People of the United States
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Meaning of the Fox 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 Fox symbol. Native American symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. Native American bird and animal symbols and totems are believed to represent the physical form of a spirit helper and guide. For additional information please refer to the Meanings of Animal Symbols.
The Meaning of the Fox Symbol
There are so many Native Indian tribes that it is not surprising that sometimes attitudes towards different animals and their symbols differ in interpretation. The fox is one such animal. The Northern woodland tribes viewed the fox as a benign animal. To these tribes the fox was a noble and wise animal symbolizing the gift of anticipation, observation and stealth. The Indian tribes of the Great Plains take a different view believing that the fox was a Trickster playing pranks or, even worse, would lead a person to their death. For additional information refer to Power Animals. The following picture shows the use of a fox as an Indian Quiver.
The Fox Symbol is also a Pictogram
The Fox symbol is in a fact a cross between a pictogram and a symbol. A pictogram, also called a pictograph, conveys a story and meaning through pictures that signify and resemble the shapes of physical objects or people. An Ideagram is another form of pictogram which conveys complex ideas, feelings and emotions. A pictogram, such as the one recognised as a Fox symbol, is a therefore a form of writing which uses representational, pictorial drawings to tell a story.
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Fox Symbol and Pictogram
The religion of Native Americans was dominated by rituals and belief in a spiritual connection with nature and these beliefs were reflected in the various symbols and pictograms they used such as the Fox symbol. 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, refer to Color Meanings & Symbolism, and designs depending on the natural resources available to make Native American paint. 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 and included the Fox symbol or pictogram. Every symbol used by an American Native Indian had meaning. The Fox were the name of a famous Indian tribe who merged with the Sauk tribe refer to Fox Names.
The Fox Symbol
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Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Fox. 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 - Fox. 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.