Tootòotsam - Hummingbirds
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Four hummingbirds swirl into the four directions, flying above a field of sunflowers. For the Hopi people, hummingbirds symbolize moisture and prayers for the flourishing of crops and the blooming of earth's plants. The hummingbirds are related to the sun, the sunflowers, and the rainbow. They gather the nectar of the plants that grow from the sun and their feathers represent the colors of the rainbow which bring moisture to the earth.