The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Origin of the Dreamcatcher
There was a time in Anishnabe history when the people were being tormented by nightmares. The elders and “medicine people” all tried to solve this problem on their own, but not one made progress against the dreams; so a council of all the people was called.
During this council one elder had a vision of a spider’s web in a hoop with a feather and bead attached that would catch the bad dreams while letting good dreams pass through. The elders went to work fashioning dream catchers in the manner prescribed by the vision and when the people started using them, the bad dreams went away. …
~ Anishnabe as remembered by WayaGola