“Boozhoo Gaazgagens - Niizh" (Hello Cat - 2.) … this one is wearing moshwe (a shawl) and a majigoode (dress) with memengwaa (butterflies) on it. She also has on oshkiinzhigokaajiganan (glasses), obviously BIA issued.
Dreamcatchers are a Native American tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame–in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes–and hung this “dream-catcher” as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the dreamcatcher’s web. Traditionally Native American dreamcatchers are small (only a few inches across) and made of bent wood and sinew string with a feather hanging from the netting, but wrapping the frame in leather is also pretty common, and today you’ll often see dreamcatchers made with sturdier string meant to last longer.
So… consider if the reason everybody in Breath of the Wild seems surprised to see a “Hylian” and part of why the land is called Hyrule is because Hylian’s are actually a First Nation people. Consider that this is part of why Link is not only a warrior of great legend but also one who knows the land and it’s spirit like it was his own.
This little Ojibwae girl has been enjoying how easy BotW has made this headcanon believable for her. ♥
William Monague – Tranquility.
“The healing to take place after the twin tower tragedy in New York. The turtles represent the symbol of healing and reconstruction of Mother Earth. The forget-me-nots remind us not to forget that tragic day. The eagle represents the Ojibway belief of the messenger answering our prayers; giving us the gift of strength and protection”.