The meaning of the Deer Track symbol was to signify the presence of deer in the area and indicate where they had been found, or the direction they were taking. The deer track symbol also symbolized safety, prosperity, and shelter. The deer was important to many Indian tribes as it provided a good means of sustenance providing food and clothing for the tribe. Native American Indians prayed to the deer to give them a good hunt and in return promised to take no more than was essential for the survival of the tribe. Words of gratitude were often spoken over the body of the deer. The deer symbolized gentleness, grace and what is necessary for survival. The deer also represented family protection. For additional information refer to Power Animals.