Published on March 22, 2013 by Amy
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.
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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 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.