First, allow me to clarify that I am not Native American, but, I can say that I have had a connection with our first people throughout my life. I am in spirit, ~~ Native American. I had forgotten that as a child I had a Native American babysitter from the San Manuel Band of Indians in Highland California when I was seven years old. At the time I had no concept of Native verses other races of people. I just remember that She brought some strange games or toys with her to entertain us. My brother was only 2 years old then and probably has no recollection of these toys which were Native American. The toy involved a hoop and some small poles. I researched it and I believe it is the image of the toy and game below:
Nearly all Native American groups of North America have a game they play with a hoop and a pole. Natives of different groups have their own special ways to play the Hoop & Pole Game, but in all the games a person tosses a dart of some kind at a circular hoop. People of the Grosventre use a net of buckskin lacing.
My dear friend and brother, may the Great spirit keep you in his arms of good health
The Native spirit comes through their dress and dance. Each movement each ornament, each sound has a purpose relative to their connection with Mother Earth and the Creator also known as the Great Spirit. Such passion and devotion for all creatures. Their dress symbolizes all life on Earth.