The Lakota legend, on the other hand, says that once upon a time, one of their leaders had a spiritual vision on a mountain. In this vision, the leader met Iktomi, a beguiler who had just as much wisdom. Iktomi made a hoop of willow and spun a web inside this hoop. According to him, that web would capture good dreams, usually blown away by the wind. He then instructed the leader to make similar webs for his people to trap good dreams that would aid in making a bright future for themselves. Thus, we have two relatively common legends that state two different origins about dreamcatchers.
A dreamcatcher is round and always wooden. It is made from willow. A web is made inside this wooden circle with loose string. At the center of the webbing, is a hole. It is believed that good dreams pass through this hole, while the bad ones are caught in the web.