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The
Whirling Log once was a sacred symbol to many Native
Americ
an people, signifying friendship. It was prominent in th
weaving d
esigns for many years.
In 1940, the Na
vajo, Papago, Apache and Hopi signed a
proclamation read
ing:
“Because the above orna
ment, which has been a symbol of
friendship among our forefa
thers for many centuries, has been
descrecated recently by anothe
r nation of peoples, therefore is
resolved that henceforth from this
date on and forever more ou
tribes renounce the use of the emblem
commonly known today a
the swastika...on our blankets, baskets,
art objects, sand paintin
and objects of clothing.”