Dreamcatchers have their origin in the Ojibwe Nation (Native Americans). Only in the 1960s and 1970s these were taken over by several other Nations (tribes) of the Native Americans. Some see the dreamcatcher as a symbol of unity among different Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nations cultures.
Legend & Beliefs
The Ojibwe Nation has an ancient legend about the origins of the dream catcher. Stories tell talkers about a spider woman known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people in the country. Over time, as the Ojibwe Nation spread to all corners of North America, it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all children. The mothers and grandmothers therefore weaved magic webs for the children. When the sun rises, all bad dreams simply disappear.