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Native Americans Dream Catchers

Updated on February 26, 2013

Searching For An Authentic DreamCatcher?

Buy it here! A genuine Native Americans Dream Catcher is truly a gift of spiritual love be it for someone else or for yourself. It is a spiritual amulet that can bring beautiful dreams into your life blocking out nightmares and stressful worries while you sleep.

The Ojibwa people, also known as Chippewa's, are believed to be the first to create web dream catchers. Made of red willow twigs, sinew and feathers the grandparents of newborn children would hang the hand-woven web over the cradles to insure peaceful dreams. There is an enchanting legend that has been passed down through the ages about how the first dream catcher came into being that you can read below.

We are very fortunate that there are still very talented Native American Artists that are continuing on in the tradition of their great ancestors in the craft of making authentic web dream catchers using the same natural materials. Each is individually made with all of the care and spiritual ritual that went into the originals. Each natural element used in the dream catchers symbolizes a part of the legend behind the amulet which gives it it's power.

Below you will find a beautiful selection of dream catchers in a variety of sizes and styles. The availability of each is limited since all are hand made and there is no guarantee how long each will be available. Most items on the eBay auctions can be purchased on their "buy it now" offers. Just click on the dream catchers you are interested in to find out more information on the artwork including the immediate purchase price if available. Remember if you don't act on it right away it might be gone.

Native American Dreamcatcher Image
Native American Dreamcatcher Image

Native Americans Dream Catcher Legend

Origin of Dream Catchers

Native Tribal Nations have a long tradition of oral stories and legends that have been passed down through many generations. One of the most widely told legends is that of the Spider and Grandmother which tells the tale of how dream catchers came to be.

It is told that way back in ancient times an old grandmother was entranced with watching a spider spin it's web near her sleeping place. After many days of watching him spin his magic her young grandson came to see her. Upon seeing the spider he picked up a rock to squash it but his grandmother stopped him. When he asked her why she wanted the spider to live she just smiled at him. After he left she sat down to again watch the spider and as she did the spider began to talk to her. He thanked her for saving his life and wanted to give her a gift for her kindness. He taught her how to spin a beautiful web while explaining that all the webs she would make and all those made by those she passed the gift on to would snare all bad dreams but good dreams would slip through to be remembered.

The Ojibwa Tribe and the Lakota Tribe have their own dream catcher legends which are equally as captivating. The Lakota believe that dream catchers hold the destiny of your future. Dreams, both good and bad, drift in the night winds. As they float your dream catcher collects the good dreams holding them in its web until dawn, it is then that the dream is released into your mind so you may follow it.

The Ojibwa dream catchers are hung near their children's beds to capture their nightmares in the webbing while allowing good dreams to pass through a small hole in the center of the web. The bad dreams will disappear with the light of day. It is their tradition to make the dream catcher into the shape of a circle representing the path of the sun around the earth. A feather is placed in the center symbolizing the breath of air essential for life. As the feather is gently lifted in the night breeze it is believed a good dream has passed through.

To read a more complete story behind the legends visit the Native American Alliance.

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A Beautiful Dream Catcher by Artist Pamela Whitehorse

Dream Catchers to Buy
Dream Catchers to Buy

Buy An Original Dream Catcher Made By Pamela Whitehorse Here - Find Out Which Piece Was Used In A Top Rated Movie

Artist Pamela Whitehorse is a tribal member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Each of her dream catchers is individually handmade with no two being alike. She uses natural grapevine in her hoops and sinew in her webs following the Native American Tradition.

She was chosen to create a dream catcher for the Twilight Saga film "New Moon". In the movie Jacob gives the dream catcher to Bella to hang over her bed. You can view the dream catcher that was used in the film and read more about Pamela in a news review written in a local Wisconsin newspaper.

When you purchase one of Pamela's pieces you are investing in art...a creative treasure to pass down for generations to come. Each piece comes with a signed card and story about the history of dream catchers.

A Tribute To Our Native Brothers and Sisters - Native by Birthrite, Americans by Heart

The Cherokee Morning Song is so beautiful....please listen to it!

Dream Catcher Artist Mae Stone - A Native American Artist Member of the Navajo Nation

Dream Catcher Artist Mae Stone
Dream Catcher Artist Mae Stone

Buy Dream Catchers Made by Artist Mae Stone and Others

Many of the finished dream catchers that are sold by this eBay seller are made by Mae Stone or other American Native Artists. To find out who the artist is click on the dream catcher you are interested in. Remember that most of the items sold here are also available for immediate purchase.

Each handmade piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and the story of the legend of the first Dream Catcher.

Native American Dreamcatcher
Native American Dreamcatcher

Photo used under Creative Commons from daBinsi

Authentic Native American Crafts - Help Support Native Americans with Each Purchase.

Each of these dream catchers is hand made by Native Americans and sold by the National Relief Charities with 100% of the sale going to the charity. National Relief Charities is a nonprofit dedicated to positive change and quality of life for Native Americans on remote reservations.

what to buy?

Dream Catchers have been a part of the Native American tradition for thousands of years. There is a lot of controversy as to the over commercialization of this craft, should we as consumers buy authentic dream catchers handmade by Native Americans or are imports from China and other countries okay as well?

Does it matter to you where and who makes Dream Catchers?

Yes, I would want to purchase an authentically made Native American Dream Catcher.

Yes, I would want to purchase an authentically made Native American Dream Catcher.

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe that if anyone is more connected to the mother earth it's our native american brothers and sisters. We could learn a lot of wisdom from them and the way to treat our mother.

      Does anyone know our mother earths name?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe in supporting the Native Americans and their craft.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I believe it does. It's not just about dream catching it's about spiritulaity. Mass production facilities cannot put any intent or personal pride in their product. Items that are handmade are much more satisfying to buy when it comes to this. That's why I am searching for the right one. I have never purchased on before but would like to get one from someone who made it with positive intent and creativity.

    • Trulee Ann 5 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas

      Tradition is a factor factories cannot add, nor do they pass them through the smoke in blessing.

      Great lens sharing.

      Blessings.........Annlee

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      There is something so much more special about authentic Native American made crafts, though I have enjoyed making dream catchers myself over the years as well.

    No, it wouldn't matter as long as the Dream Catcher was what I liked.

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      • SirAwesome 5 years ago

        Yes

      Navajo Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Turquoise Jewelry. - Wear Your Dreams

      Dream Catcher Necklace For Sale
      Dream Catcher Necklace For Sale

      Proud members of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, Turquoise Canyon Jewelry offers Navajo handcrafted Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bead Dream Catcher Jewelry. Each piece is meticulously crafted in the southwest Native American Navajo style and comes with a 100% guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

      Beautiful work!

      A Kit for Making 15 Dreamcatchers - Make Your Own Dream Catchers

      At just over $2.00 each this kit is a fun way to share in the tradition of making dream catchers. Each kit contains

      Native American Dream Catcher Craft Kit (makes 15)
      Native American Dream Catcher Craft Kit (makes 15)

      A favorite symbol of Native American culture.

      Fun to make and looks authentic.

      Perfect for Classroom, After-School or Youth Group.

      Recommended Ages: 9 and up

      Project Time: 90 minutes

       

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Just had to peek in on this beauty once again....

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          Takkhis 4 years ago

          Really Americans dream catcher seems to me a great gift.

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          rdcbizz 4 years ago

          nice lens

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          montanatravel52 5 years ago

          I grew up in Montana, and my mom's family lived on the Crow Indian Reservation when she was in high school, so I love Native American works and the dreamcatcher is part of most of MT tribal culture - thanks for an informative lens about a great topic! One of my lenses features events on the Crow Indian Reservation in MT each year.

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          E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

          Beautiful artwork. I hope my dreams are captured by something as beautiful.

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          Trulee Ann 5 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas

          Mugwa!

          As a crafter myself I can truly appreciate the hand crafted ones you show.

          Blessings......Annlee

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I grew up in northern Minnesota, so the rich tradition of dream catchers has been with me all of my life. I had the honor of going to high school with many Ojibwa students and always loved drawing upon their culture and traditons.

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          SirAwesome 5 years ago

          Great lens!

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          WhiteOak50 5 years ago

          Stopping by to drop off a SquidBlessing for doing such a wonderful job on this page.

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          Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

          I love dream catchers. They are one of those absolutely magical ingredients of life. Beautiful and informative lens. So well done :)

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          I have always thought dream catchers were beautiful! Fascinating background.

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          ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

          I was given one by a Cherokee gentleman in Minnesota and I treasure it.

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