The Medicine Wheel is important to many Native American people. It represents different things for different tribes, but in essence it symbolizes that everything is connected. It symbolizes the 4 stages or pieces of something; directions, seasons, elements, stages of life, etc. Each segment has it’s own color, animals, and spiritual meaning which can change depending on which Nation it’s in relation to. It is also referred to as the Sacred Hoop and is used for healing.