This symbol is hella years old. It predates the Egyptians Ankh symbol, so its like really really old. The word swastika basically means "well being." Historically the swastika goes way back to the first basket weaving societies, but its big claim to fame comes from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Mythraism.. It was even used in Native American tribes, most commonly the Navajo. And of course we all know this symbol of well being was huge in Nazi fashion.
This is an amazing photograph of a Navajo basketball team.