Anthea, Kristyn, Grace, Sarah, Kenny & Jason)
Although this entire symbol looks isolated, it could be a reserve. Many
ideas come to our heads about what type of house this is: a soddy or
an adobe. The figure on the door, we thing may be sign of hope, protection
We also believe the large mountains represent hidden ways to the outerworld
and protection against it. The colour on the house and mountains (brown)
we think could stand for dirt as one natural resource for growing food
and other certain plants, e.g. corn.
We think the clouds represent precipitation but it is very very low.
We think the man in the car is Navajo because of his skin and characteristics.
Now we are at our last ideas, we think that the 4 different colours
are the 4 elements of life.
Thank you Manuelito for your symbol. We very much enjoyed writing about
it and we cant wait to hear your response.
got most of the symbolism right in my picture. The only thing that you
didn't describe was the Hogan. The Hogan has different meanings of life.
Here is a description of the symbol.
The Navajo Hogan has six or eight sides.
The doorway should always face to the rising sun. We have two different
kinds of Hogans-male and female. The female is the Hogan that I drew.
Some Navajos still live in Hogans today. We say that it is much better
to be together in one room than to be in separate rooms. We also use Hogans
for ceremonies and traditional purposes.