The rainbow people represent the rainbow. Black Hawk said the rainbow people would become the spreading flames for a unifying force promoting good. Many are of non-Indian heritage choosing the American Native religious way, or the red way as sometimes called. Many already possess rainbows which they carry in their purses or pockets, and many wear or carry small crystals. The crystal can contain a small rainbow when one holds it up to the light. Some believe this is the emergence of the new Rainbow Tribe.
Rainbow people are of a new era, non-Indian brothers and sisters who deeply respect the knowledge and wisdom that emanates from the red way. They are unlike many that came before them who when coming upon the red path wanted to convert, destroy, and replace it. Those now seek to help, not destroy, with their opened, not closed, minds. A.G.H.
McGaa, Ed, "Eagle Man." Mother Earth Spirituality. New York. HarperCollins. 1990 pp. 47, 51