Cheyenne Wolf Dance Indian Medicine Nacklace - "Sacred Message"

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Cheyenne Wolf Dance Indian Medicine Nacklace - "Sacred Message"

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I created this beautiful necklace as a tribute to the Native American spirit.

The Cheyenne tribe that perform the Wolf dance believe that the Wolf is medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Like bears, wolves are considered closely related to humans by many North American tribes, and the origin stories of some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Quileute and the Kwakiutl, tell of their first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men. In Shoshone mythology, Wolf plays the role of the noble Creator god, while in Anishinabe mythology a wolf character is the brother and true best friend of the culture hero. Among the Pueblo tribes, wolves are considered one of the six directional guardians, associated with the east and the color white. The Zunis carve stone wolf fetishes for protection, ascribing to them both healing and hunting powers.

The special powers of the grizzly itself were celebrated each year by Native American tribes that practiced the "Bear Dance." Practiced by many tribes in western North America, at its core lay the belief that Native Americans are grizzlies in human form.

These "grizzlies shaped like men" would perform the ritual dance each spring to rouse their furry relatives from hibernation. In exchange for this service, Native Americans received friendship and protection from their more animal-like kin, the grizzlies.

As preparations for the Bear Dance commenced, it was believed that spirit messengers traveled from bear den to bear den, gently coaxing the snoozing inhabitants from their slumber. With the ceremony underway, the loud chanting of the singers, the relentless pounding of the drummers and the violent stomping of the dancers fully awakened the groggy grizzlies.

These Native Americans tribes believed they would change back into bears upon death. As such, the dance had a second purpose, which was to send messages to deceased loved ones.

The Native American tribes that perform the Eagle dance believe that the eagle has the theoretical ability to move about between heaven and earth. In times gone by, the Native Americans have believed that the eagle has supernatural powers. Also, these Native American tribes believe that the eagle has the power to control rain and thunder. Therefore, the Eagle dance originated as a result of this figurative meaning.

The Native American tribes performed the Eagle dance when there was a need for divine intervention. Historically, the Native Americans performed the dance for a variety of reasons, including friendship creation and curing sickness. They traditionally believed that the eagle has the supernatural power to transport prayers to the gods.

The Native Americans believe that the eagle symbolizes wisdom, strength, and power. Some tribes believe that the eagle's flight signifies the passage of the sun's movements. Eagle's feathers are sacred, especially the Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle. Therefore, it is a privilege to wear the eagle's feathers. Also, these Native American tribes believe that the eagle's feathers should never touch the ground. Moreover, the eagle's feathers are used as object decorations in the eagle dance ceremonies.



This Wolf, Bear and Eagle Dance Medicine pendant is hand carved with great precision from water buffalo bone and it has exceptional details. Water buffalo is a bone and will last a lifetime and it has a beautiful texture, color, and depth. The pendant is set in an oxidized repousse style setting to highlight the design.

The pendant measures an impressive 4.5 inches in length and 1.75 inches in width. A truly stunning piece of craftsmanship!

I paired the pendant with a strand of chunky blue and white turquoise rondelle gemstones, chunky Carnelian rondelle gemstones, a combination of blue turquoise discs and buffalo bone discs and antique silver beads. The stones pair beautifully with the pendant and form a graceful counterpart. Each stone is complemented by antique silver spacers, which allow the turquoise to be viewed more clearly and add structure and design interest. The necklace is finished with an antique silver lobster S hook clasp.

Truly ONE OF A KIND!


The photo is showing the necklace with the Buffalo Native American Style Wide Hat Band Beaded Hatband (sold separately)

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Bone, turquoise, carnelian, coconut, buffalo bone, silver

Size: 19 inches

Pattern: Wolf, bear, eagle, native american, animal, southwest, western

Color: Black

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Reviews

drtwash on Sep 27, 2016
5 stars

Great frames!
Patron141472 on Jun 30, 2013
5 stars

Mariagrazia never fails to produce a quality piece and joyful smiles upon seeing the order in person. The larimar and prehnite combination is gorgeous and the peridot and citrine compliment them perfectly. Excellent communication.
Patron141472 on May 30, 2013
5 stars

The stalactite pendant is unlike anything else I have. I have a few pendants from Diamond M and am enjoying the boldness of the amber set for a different look. Mariagrazia is a top artist.
hypatia520 on May 24, 2013
5 stars

Wow! All one needs to know about DiamondMDesigns is that this Shop, Artist, and Seller is AMAZING! First Class Service! What a Truly Wonderful Experience! Exactly as described! I love the extra little gift and Thank You for your 100% Professionalism and also for Speedy Communication throughout the process! She is a Treasure! All the best to You Thank You So Very Much For Everything! Ciao Bella! :)
hypatia520 on May 24, 2013
5 stars

Wow! All one needs to know about DiamondMDesigns is that this Shop, Artist, and Seller is AMAZING! First Class Service! What a Truly Wonderful Experience! Exactly as described! I love the extra little gift and Thank You for your 100% Professionalism and also for Speedy Communication throughout the process! She is a Treasure! All the best to You Thank You So Very Much For Everything! Ciao Bella! :)

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