Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian and Oklahoma native, has created a map of the original 595 tribal nations of America and their areas of residence—labeled in their own languages—prior to European contact.
Feathers for headdress that tell a Native American life journey. I picked this pin because I wasn't sure how Native Americans had different feathers. This is important for other nurses to know the history if their patient is Native American.
It represents the circle of life. The center cross bar symbolizes the four winds, four seasons, four directions and four teachers. It is considered to be good luck by the Native Americans. Many Natives display it in their homes for