It is traditionally oriented so that a main line is horizontal, though it is occasionally rotated at forty-five degrees, and the Hindu version often has a dot in each quadrant.
The swastika has not always been used as a symbol of Nazism and was in fact borrowed from Eastern cultures.
It seems to have first been used by early inhabitants of Eurasia.
They also served as a form of money to ransom captives, to pay compensation for crimes and injuries and to reward shamans for their services. Combinations of these colours were used to convey messages or to record ceremonies and agreements.
Most important of all, they were made into belts and used instead of signatures to confirm area ties and agreements between tribes. North American Indians tell many stories about the stars - individual stars and groups of stars.
I know not if the voice of man can reach to the sky; I know not if the mighty one will hear as I pray; I know not if the gifts I ask will all granted be; I know not if the world of old we truly can hear; I know not what will come to pass in our future days; I hope that only good will come, my children, to you.
Wampum beads, made from several kinds of shell, were highly prized by the Indians who lived along the Atlantic coast.Where beads were laboriously cut from the conch shell and quallog clam, while the thick hinge of the clam provided Pink and purple beads. They were strung together to form necklaces and bracelets, or used simply to decorate clothing, weapons and utensils. White beads coloured red were sent as a declaration of war or as an invitation to join a war-party.