A History of ancient symbols : By Eve Warren
This summer I have been researching ancient symbols and semiotics for a university brief. This symbol is my interpretation of the Native American symbol for death.
Death is conveyed with different signs and symbols. The white settlers and traders brought diseases such as typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, measles, whooping cough and influenza to the Native American Indians. Their population fell from 80 million to under 1 million in less than 500 years. The symbols on this page represent the death of a man and a woman. Any Native American symbols that were portrayed upside down signified that they had been killed.
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