Medicine Wheel Feather
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Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
WHEEL - The Medicine Wheel is an integral part of American Indian Spirituality.
It is based on the four cardinal directions and the four sacred colors. The circle
represents life and the four colors, like the seasons, are the changes we make
on our journey. At the center of the circle is the eternal fire from which everything
originates and everything returns.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.