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Origin of the Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people and were later adopted by some neighboring nations through Cultural assimilation|intermarriage and trade.

The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of the Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The dreamcatchers would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear

Traditionally, the Ojibwe construct dreamcatchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow. The resulting “dream-catcher”, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.

The Ojibwe believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

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    Carolyn Augustus

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    It’s uses to filter out bad dreams and only allow good dreams in. Western Cape

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      Kerryn Pitt

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      to filter out the bad dreams and allow you to receive the good

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    rehana seedat

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    The dreamcatchers would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind.
    KWAZULUNATAL

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    Pravina Walabh

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    A dreamcatcher is used to filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. I live in Western Cape. Liked Facebook page and subscribed to newsletter and posts.

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    Cornell Botha

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    A dreamcatcher is used to collect bad dreams and they would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day and the good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper!!
    North West

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    Suzette Swarts

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    Just what I need for some luck<3

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    Leatitia

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    Filters out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our minds
    Western Cape

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    Nirvana

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    Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

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    Viwe Soga

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    A dreamcatcher is used to filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our minds.

    – Western Cape ✨

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    Robbie

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    Tohnoduwc! That’s a really cool way of putting it!

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