Insight From the Medicine Wheel

A sacred symbol of direction, guardianship, and prophecy.

Aikya Param
Jul 19, 2020 · 9 min read
Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sacred Native American site, 75 feet in diameter, in Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming, is a National historic monument. Photograph from U.S. Forest Service Photo / Public domain

The medicine wheel is a well-known symbol.

European Americans, not native people, gave the medicine wheel its name. Each native nation has their own name for this symbol. The image is sacred and so is their name for it, so they keep that name secret.