Nation of Standing People
Bare bones or flowered
Many Native American Nations call trees “The Standing People”. They teach all of their plant relations are the givers of the Earth; providing for the needs of others. Each tree has a symbol, and with it has its properties and attributes with the ability to share these with the people. Trees provide healing medicines, shelter from their branches, crevices for the small animals, and provide materials to build homes. Trees symbolize permanence and longevity; its firm base symbolizes the concept of ‘roots’ with an ongoing relationship with natural surroundings. Such positive characteristics and attributes of trees lend themselves to being revered by Native Americans.
Note: The pine trees (above) symbolize creativity, peace and harmony
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