Dreamcatchers have many lores in Native American history. Each story is a little different but always involves a spider helping to get rid of bad dreams. They say the good dreams know the way to get through the small middle hole. The bad dreams get tangled in the web and the morning sun burns them up. I love dreamcatchers and have a few that were gifted to me by some friends.
I have a couple in my bedroom window. One from France and another from Wales. And then a small, cute red one that my friend gave me a few years ago. I dont know much about their history, other than that they catch the bad dreams, but ive always been facsinated by them, they're so pretty ^_^
I found one in my house. It is on the wall of a room now used for storage, which used to be my stepson's bedroom. I really never noticed it before. For use, I think it should be free hanging from the ceiling over the sleeper's head. Like a gazillion of others, I am part Cherokee (via my maternal grandmother).