Northwest Indian Symbols and their meanings

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Totem carvings tell a story, revealed only if one knows the meaning assigned to various animals, fish, birds and designs and where they are placed. Here are the meanings of some common northwest indian symbols.

  BEAVER
Creative, Artistic
and Determined
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Strength, Learned Humility,
Motherhood, Teaching
  BUMBLEBEE Honesty, Pure Thinking – Willingness and Drive
meaning of copper symbol COPPER Wealth
and Prestige
  DOGFISH Persistence and Strength – A Born Leader
DOVE Love, Gentleness and
Kindness
  DRAGON FLY
Ever-changing
Life
EAGLE Great Strength,
Leadership and Prestige
  EAGLE FEATHER Good Luck to Both Giver and Receiver
Meaning of frog totem symbol  FROG Spring & New Life – Communicator,
Stability
  HALIBUT
Life protector,
Strength and Stability
meaning of hawk symbol HAWK Strength Far
Sighted
  HERON Patience, Graceful and Easy Going
meaning of hummingbird symbol HUMMINGBIRD Love, Beauty, Intelligence, Spirit
Messenger
  KILLER
WHALE
Traveler &
Guardian – Symbol of Good
KINGFISHER Luck, Patience, Speed and Agility
  LOON Peace, Tranquility – Generous Giving
Nature
MOON
Protector and
Guardian of the Earth by Night
  OTTER Trusting, Inquisitive and Bright – Loyal Friendship
OWL Wisdom
northwest raven symbol RAVEN Creation & Knowledge – Bringer of the Light
SALMON Dependability and Renewal – A
Provider
  SEAL Bright,
Inquisitive, Organized
SUN Healing
Energy, Guardian of the Earth by Day
THUNDERBIRD Powerful & Mystical – A Leader
meaning of wolf totem  WOLF Intelligence &
Leadership – Strong Sense of Family