Native American Tarot

[Hosteen Coyote] [Six of Shields] The Native American Tarot is the creation of a husband and wife team: Magda and J. A. Gonzalez. Magda "envisioned a tarot deck with a Native American theme encompassing lore from all the North American nations." She elicited the help of her artist husband to manifest her vision in colored pencil. This deck is based on the customs, lore and traditions of many different tribes including those from the East, Plains, Southwest, and Northwest. The suit names, court cards and many major arcana cards reflect the Native American theme. The back design is based on a Navaho sand painting and incorporates many Native American symbols. There is a separate companion book for this deck called Star Spider Speaks: The Teachings of the Native American Tarot.

Deck
Number of
Cards
Size Copyright Card Back Design
78

22 major
56 minor

2 3/8"
x
4 3/8"
1982 [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Pages
Copyright Cover
Star Spider
Speaks:
The Teachings
of the
Native
American
Tarot
Magda Weck
Gonzalez
and
J. A.
Gonzalez
6"
x
9"
206 1990 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): story pictures

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, "Sia Medicine Song" card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Hosteen Coyote, Corn Maiden, Medicine Woman, Council Chief, Shaman,
Lovers, Sled, Strength, Hermit, Medicine Wheel, Justice,
Sun Dance, Death, Weaver, Devil, Tower, Stars, Moon,
Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Pipes (Wands), Vessels (Cups), Blades (Swords), Shields (Pentacles)

Court Cards: Chief (King), Matriarch (Queen), Warrior (Knight), Maiden (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website

Other Related Decks:

Medicine Woman Tarot
Santa Fe Tarot
Vision Quest Tarot

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[Ten of Pipes] [Seven of Blades] [Maiden of Shields]

Text based on the instruction booklet, U. S. Games Catalog #49 and The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs. 609, 614-615.

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