Native American symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. The meaning of the Temporary Home symbol was to signify that the tepee was set up on a short hunting expedition. Tepees were designed to be easily carried, often on a travois, and the structure consisted of wooden poles which were covered with animal skins. This type of shelter stayed warm during the winter and cool during the summer.
The Temporary Home Symbol - Meaning
There were so many tribes of Native American Indians it is only possible to generalise the most common meaning of the Temporary Home symbol or pattern. Native Indian symbols are still used as Tattoos and were used for a variety of reasons and depicted on numerous objects such as tepees, totem poles, musical instruments, clothes and War Paint. Indian Tribes also used their own Colors for Symbols and designs depending on the natural resources available to make Native American paint.