A totem can be the symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual.
Native American tradition provides that each individual is connected with nine different animals that will accompany each person through life, acting as guides. Different animal guides come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.
We all have power animals which can be accessed. Here are a list of animals and their meanings in Native American beliefs.
The Bear is a symbol of power, strength and healing. The Bear is held in high respect by all, as it is beloved as an elder family member of the human race.
When hunted and killed the body of the bear was generally taken to the chief's dwelling and showered in eagle down, which is a gracious symbol of welcoming friendship.
People must listen their inner voice to choose a totem animal !And sometimes strangely it's the animal choose to follow you all your life as ally.