|Here is an adapted the design presented by Roy Wilson in both his teachings and his writings to my Medicine Wheel. In it are the variations of the teachings he discusses, as well as the Red Road Black Road, and a series of Native American elements.|
In the first quadrant (Southeast) is a broken arrow, representing a state of peace among peoples. This is symbolic of the overall initial peace between Native Americans and the first Europeans to arrive in North America.
That peace was soon broken and the second quadrant's arrow represents the state of warring between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. After the tribes were "civilized" into Euro-American ways, their identities were either forgotten or nearly lost forever.
The hatchet in the third quadrant represents a remembering of the Native American and a rise of former customs in honor of the ancestors. While these customs mimic many of the original customs, many have been Christianized and the original meaning lost. Even so, they represent a time when Amerindians were free to worship in their own ways, the creator which placed them here.
|The fourth quadrant is left void to represent the future. The history to come is yet unwritten and foretold, so no implement would be suitable to place here.|
Introduction: Page One
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~ | ~ Sacred Altar ~ | ~ East ~ | ~ South ~ | ~ West ~ | ~ North ~ | ~
Inner Circle: Owl ~ | ~ Cougar ~ | ~ Hawk ~ | ~ Coyote ~ | ~ Wolf ~ | ~ Bear ~ | ~ Raven ~ | ~
Outer Circle: Snow Goose ~ | ~ Otter ~ | ~ Cougar ~ | ~ Hawk ~ | ~ Beaver ~ | ~ Deer ~ | ~
~ | ~ Flicker ~ | ~ Sturgeon ~ | ~ Bear ~ | ~ Raven ~ | ~ Snake ~ | ~ Elk ~ | ~