Among our Native people today, the symbol that has been popularized to represent the 4 Directions is a cross within a circle. This universal symbol originated with our Southeastern tribes. The circle represented the world and the cross brought the 4 Directions into a common union. Each segment was identified by its own color which reflected physical and spiritual significance.
Just like today, our Southeastern tribes lived in a world in which opposites were constantly at odds. They sought to find a path of balance between the opposing conditions or behaviors. The following 4 Statements of Truth will help you find a path that will bring balance to your way, your truth, and your life.