The A to Z Book of Turtle Island, Land of the Native American

The A to Z Book of Turtle Island, Land of the Native American

This story, in a variety of versions, is the source of the name, 'Turtle Island' for the American continent.

A long, long time ago, when the world was one vast ocean, the creatures of the sea agreed that there should be a place for others that did not live in the water. Turtle accepted that soil brought up from the bottom of the ocean, could be placed on her back and that would form the habitat for non-sea creatures. After many failed attempts, Muskrat managed to come back with a paw-full of soil. This was placed on Turtle's back and became home to the Native American. Some of the many tribes and nations that formed from the first people are described in this, The A to Z Book of Turtle Island. This story, in a variety of versions, is the source of the name, 'Turtle Island' for the American continent. The Wyandotte (Huron) extended version of the Turtle Island Creation legend can be found at; AAANationalArts.com

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A long, long time ago, when the world was one vast ocean, the creatures of the sea agreed that there should be a place for others that did not live in the water. Turtle accepted that soil brought up from the bottom of the ocean, could be placed on her back and that would form the habitat for non-sea creatures. After many failed attempts, Muskrat managed to come back with a paw-full of soil. This was placed on Turtle’s back and became home to the Native American. Some of the many tribes and nations that formed from the first people are described in this, The A to Z Book of Turtle Island. This story, in a variety of versions, is the source of the name, ‘Turtle Island’ for the American continent. The Wyandotte (Huron) extended version of the Turtle Island Creation legend can be found at; AAANationalArts.com

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Series: The A to Z Books
Genre: Educational
Tag: Art Books
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2021
Length: 64
ASIN: 1941345891
ISBN: 9781941345894
List Price: $27.95 HB / $16.95 PB
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About the Author
Michael P. Earney

Michael Earney is a renowned fine arts painter and has been a commercial artist, tee-shirt designer, maker of one-of-a-kind decorative folding-screens and headboards, ceramic sculptor, a potter, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

He co-authored Land and Cattle; his paintings of Mexican masks are collected and published as Magic Faces, Caras Magicas, and he wrote the text which is in English and Spanish. His work is included in Las Aves de los altos de Chiapas and La Pitahaya en las Artes Plasticas, and has contributed both artwork and writing to a variety of publications.

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