Weasel: Native American Animal Totem


The medicine that comes from the Native American animal totem of weasel is that of stealth.  It has an incredible amount of energy and ingenuity. Some who have this totem find it a difficult totem to have.

There is some significance that ermine or weasel is a pelt that is worn by royalty. The gifts of weasel are the ears that hear what is really being said and the eyes that see beneath the surface of a situation to know the many ramifications of any event.

It is said that the chiefs would send Weasel to the enemy camp to find out what their powers were. “Tell us, Weasel; what are the medicines of our enemy?” the chiefs would ask upon his return.

Dear little weasel never failed to give an accurate account of the enemy’s numbers, strengths, and weaknesses. It was weasel who tearfully reported to the First People of the coming of the white boat people:

“These brothers have strange new medicines. They will tell us that to live the way we do is wrong. They will confuse us with their talking bark. They have stolen thunder from Sky Father and placed it in their weapons. They have no respect for the animal brothers and sisters, and they make their thunder speak to the animals and kill them. They will make the thunder speak to us also. Their numbers are too many to count and these white brothers will steal everything from us but our spirits. The great dark shadow of the ravenous bird of death has fallen over the People”.

Can you imagine how hard that was to share for weasel? If you have the medicine of weasel your powers of observation are quite keen. People find you as a powerful ally in business since you can see what the competition is doing. Sometimes people make a big mistake when sizing you up because they don’t always see your great powers.

Weasel asks you to observe who or what needs attention, or a solution and then to offer your assistance in your own quiet and discreet way.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related