Thought to protect us from bad dreams, you likely had a dream catcher or two hanging over your bed when you were a kid. You might even still have one. They were originally from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Tribe. They believed a mystical woman, called “the spider woman” provided spiritual protection for the tribe, and eventually created the dream catcher for protection. Eventually, the Lakota tribe began using dream catchers (Harpo Paris).