The Great Turtle

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North America has been called
Turtle Island by many Native tribes
for generations. The reference stems
from a belief that the continent was
placed upon the Great Turtle’s back.
Drawings of North America often depict
the land as a turtle, and some use the
tortoise as a representation of
their tribes.

source: Cornplanter, Seneca 1736-1836
image: Eddie’s Image Collection, Australian Aboriginal Art, Turtle 

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11 thoughts on “The Great Turtle

  1. Beautiful art Eddie.. And not surprising that we refer to Earth as Turtle Island given that turtles are dated at over 200 million years old. 🙂 Great post as always my great friend xx

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