The Medicine Sheild is an expression of the unique gifts that its maker wishes to impart about his or her current life journey. A Medicine Shield can speak of a new level in personal growth or it can illustrate the next mountain a person wishes to climb. Traditionally, the shield a warrior carried spoke of the inner strengths he would use to help the tribe. The shield of a native woman spoke of her gifts of nurturing and her talents in the areas of vision, healing, weaving, magic, singing, dancing, beading, etc. Shields spoke of their bearers’ places in the tribal family and of the totems they carried.
Jamie Sams & David Carson