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Native American Wolf Jewelry

The wolf was is considered a magical animal in the religions of the First Nations. It is a symbol of freedom and individuality, yet attentive to the responsibilities of the pack. Many Native American tribes would use an image of the wolf in their jewelry and artifacts. Religious beliefs of some tribes attribute the creation of the earth in part to the wolf. Other tribes believed that if they were to kill a wolf that severe retribution would be brought down upon the perpetrators. However, other tribes believed that the power of the skin of a wolf would help them be more successful in the hunt, bring a chief’s dead son to life or alleviate the pain of childbirth.

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