Though dreamcatchers are quite abundant, finding real authentic dreamcatchers is not that easy. Real handmade dream catchers are usually small in size and feature sacred charms like feathers and beads. Many dreamcatchers for sale today, however, are much more American than Native American, often oversized and made of cheap plastic materials. Many Native Americans still consider the dreamcatcher to be a symbol of unity and identification among the many Indian Nations and First Nations cultures. Still, many other Native Americans have come to see dream catchers as an symbol of cultural appropriation, over-commercialized and offensively misappropriated and misused by non-Natives. I wish I knew were I got this first paragraph from not sure it could be a combination of sources. I am going to push this entry forward. I agree with every word. It was brought to my attention by my granddaughter,Janiya thank you.

I was told how to make the dream catcher by a native a Member of our family. I think the gaudy pink one should go. The one I made with help is legitimate and a fond memory, almost a miracle because being easily distracted I am surprised that I understood what to do and I did it.

Dreamcatcher Meaning Today: Authentic Symbol or Cultural Appropriation?