Native American culture is also strongly connected to totem poles that often portray animals due to their strong connection to their spirits.
Sadly, these totem poles were considered wrong by the white settlers that colonised America, which is why they now hold a lot of socio-cultural history and symbolism. They are the symbol of a culture people have sought to destroy for centuries in their attempt to ‘civilise' native tribes and many cultural forms of expressions were banned by settlers in the area.
But how could they have been so wrong? In a time of global warming, we have a lot to learn from indigenous beliefs and their respect for nature. So get out of your city crib and start spending some time in the forest, it might help you connecting to the animal kingdom.
Forming a spiritual connection