Native American Symbols and Crests play an important part in the culture and history of First Nations in North America. Each animal, spirit and supernatural being represents and symbolizes different stories, traits, personality and values.
The close relationships with animals, spirits and supernatural beings are well represented in many First Nations Cultures, by stories that are passed down through generations. Many Northwest Coast First Nation families have their own distinct stories, that they present at potlatches on very special occasions. These stories are often told through masked dancers and songs.
Click on a link below to learn more about each Native American Symbols and the Native Art that is inspired by this animal.