The Indigenous People of the United States
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Meaning of the Rain 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 Rain symbol. Native American symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. The meaning of the Rain symbols were very important as water in every form as one of the most vital elements for the sustenance of life. Rain symbols signified renewal, fertility and change. Rain and raindrops were used as symbols to represent plentiful crops. The meaning of the rain clouds was a magical symbol to promote good prospects in the future. The rain symbol is most often used by the Southwest Indian farmers who were dependent on rainfall for their crops. In Lakota Sioux mythology, Iya is a faceless and formless spirit monster of the thunderstorm, hurricane and tornado who eats humans and animals to satisfy his endless appetite. He is the eye of the storm, and offers protection to those caught in his wake. He travels with his storms in a fabulous tepee painted with magical symbols.
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The Rain Symbol - Meaning
There were so many tribes of Native American Indians it is only possible to generalise the most common meaning of the Rain 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 and clothes. 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 - Rain 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 Rain 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.
The Rain Symbols
The Rain symbol of Native Americans
Meaning, symbolism and interpretation of the Rain symbol
Interesting facts and info for kids and schools
Pictures, meanings, patterns and designs of symbols
Native American Rain symbol meaning
Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Rain. 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 - Rain. 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.