West Coast Native Dream Catchers

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In some Native American Indian cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. It may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads. They believe that, through the use of a dream catcher, an individual can protect themselves from negative dreams while letting positive dreams through the hole of the dream catcher.

Dream Catcher History

Dream catchers originated with the Ojibwe people and were gradually adopted by some neighbouring nations through intermarriage and trade. This continued and, by the 1960s and 1970s, they had been adopted by a large number of Native Americans Indians of diverse cultures.

Because of this, some consider the dream catcher a symbol of unity among the Native American Indian or Aboriginal people. However, many other Native American Indians have come to see dream catchers as over-commercialized, offensively misappropriated and misused by non-natives.

At Canadian Indian Art, we ensure our gallery only includes handcrafted dream catchers from authentic Native American Indian Artists.