Lot Number: 86
By: Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows
The sun, stars, and the moon were sacred and very mysterious to Native Americans. The Plains Indians prayed to Father Sun and Mother Earth and made offerings in exchange for safety and health in daily life. The door of their lodges faced East to welcome the morning sun when it appeared and brought warmth and life to Mother Earth. They prayed to the sun as it disappeared on the horizon and wondered at the mystery of where the sun goes.