The dream catcher has been a part of Native American Indian culture for several generations. With my grandmother being half Native, she introduced the dream catcher to me a at a very young age. Four people in my family have a tattoo of the dream catcher on the left side of their ribs. They chose the left side because it is closest to the heart. In a few more years I will be able to get the tattoo as well. Given as a gift, it provides a barrier for the negative dreams, and an opening for the positive dreams. Positive dreams flow through the willow hoop, slide down gentle feathers, and drift into one’s sleeping mind. Even though negative dreams get tangled in the dream catcher, you must never poke a hole in it, as you would release the bad dream. I will proudly introduce my culture to my kids one day.