The most common American Indian totem animals and their meanings
American Indian tribe tradition involves animal totems, or animal spirit guides. Animals embody specific traits that are used as powerful symbols for human nature. The tribes believe that everyone shares a connection with one animal in particular and that this animal then acts as a spiritual guide throughout that person’s life. Legends of America compiled a list of the most common totem animals and the traits they symbolize. Scroll through them in the following gallery. Do you identify with any of these animals?