One of the many rich crafts produced within the Native American culture is a "fetish," or story necklace.
A story necklace designed to illustrate history, legends and moral stories with carved creatures representing elements of nature, animals, spirit protectors or ancestors.
Each animal has a symbolic as well as a literal meaning. The characteristics and behavior of animals and elements of natures often indicates their symbolic meaning.
Make this at home for fun, or at school. Excellent in-class project for art, history, or social studies.
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