The red earth and red
hill on the horizon represents “La Tortuga,” (turtle) the sacred place of our
The genesis of the Tonkawa People.
The sacred pipe represents
Tonkawa spiritual connectedness to the Creator and the deliverance
of life from the womb of the Mother Earth.
The sacred water bird
image represents the rising up of the spirit and flesh of the Tonkawa to assume
its place among God’s creation. The red and blue bi-coloration portrays
the counter-forces of a worldly existence.
The crimson crescent
represents the sacred altar place of our church… the foundation of our
The rising sun represents
a new dawning of the Tonkawa people…
A renaissance of our
Tribe within a contemporary society.
The twelve stars represent
the original twelve clans of the Tonkawa Tribe.
The circular shape
represents the sacred and eternal circle of life…
At the center of which
stands the Almighty God as the beginning and the ending.