An old Plains Indian legend says that Native American dream catchers were hung in lodges and tepees to assure peaceful dreams. You hang these dream catchers by the window or at the head of your bed. The bad dreams get caught in the web. The good dreams work their way through the hole in the center, rest on the feather like a dew drop, and evaporate to the Great Spirit in the morning sun. The prayer beads on the Native American Dream Catcher trap all the bad dreams that are left on the web. The prayer beads then burn them up.