Indian Signs and Symbols digital download

Indian Signs and Symbols digital download



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Here are 72 traditional Native American symbols used for illustrating and communicating. These symbols can be used to create hieroglyphs on paper, fabric and other surfaces.

These are useful for school projects, Cub Scouts, Primary Sharing Time, Pioneer Day, Thanksgiving and other activities. You may wish to print the pages back-to-back on card stock and laminate them for re-use. You can make faux pelts to draw on by tearing brown Kraft paper or recycled paper grocery bags into animal skin shapes. Have each child create a story, record their testimony or make a letter to send to a loved one.


As the pioneers traveled, they sometimes found Indian pictographs or picture stories drawn on rocks or teepees made of animal skins. The Indians didn't use the same alphabet the pioneers did, instead they drew pictures to tell their stories. You can use pretend animal skins (brown Kraft paper cut in the shape of pelts) to draw Indian symbols on. Tell a story about something that happened to you, draw a made-up story or share an idea. If there isn't a symbol for something you want to say, create one.

Also as the Pilgrims became acquainted with the Native Americans, they learned about their language and pictographs.

From A HOLIDAY HANDBOOK 2 by Pam McMurtry

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Cindi Blansfield Dec 16, 2020

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I volunteered for a last-minute project to send holiday cards to our club's Rotarians. Through a search I found this perfect graphic and within an hour I had a personalized holiday card I could print and send out. Thank you!

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