Small Turtles by Turtle Clan Art
10 different designs
The perfect Collectable


Butterfly
When we were children, we chased butterflies to give us the endurance in running. After we caught a butterfly, we rubbed our hearts with it's wings and asked that it would lend us it's grace and swiftness. That's a child's first lesson.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Mother
It is a sacred responsibility to nuture a child's life from the beginning. Taking care of little children is not seen as a job or chore, it is something enjoyed and embraced. In the past, a mother's role was keeper of the family dwelling place and although childhood was a happy time, the pleasures of life were inseperable from the chores of daily life.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Northern Lights
The aurora borealis has intrigued people from ancient time. Native Americans have many explanations for the northern lights. The Iroquois have a myth that tells of when the Creator had finished his task of creation, he traveled north, where he remained. He built large fires, of which the northern lights are the reflections, to remind his people that he still thinks of them.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Grandmother Moon
During the night time we see the moon. We have been instructed to address her as our Grandmother. In her cycle, she makes her face new in harmony with other female life. Our Grandmother Moon still follows the instructions of the Creator. Within these are the natural cycles of women. She determines the arrival of children, causes the tides of the oceans and she helps us measure time. Our Grandmother Moon continues to lead us. We are grateful and express our thanksgiving.

(Iroquois Prayer of Thanksgiving)

About 5" by 5".
$50


Leaf
We acknowledge and give greetings to the trees of the world. They continue to perform the instructions which were given. The maple trees are symbols as the head of the trees. It is the maple tree that provides us with sap for our syrup and is the first sign of the rebirth of spring. The trees provide us with shelter, shade, and fruits. They provide us our baskets, canoes, drums, and many useful things. Long ago, our people were given a way of peace and strength and this way is symbolized by the everlasting tree of peace.

(Taken from the Iroquois Prayer of Thanksgiving)

THE LEAF TURTLE IS SHY AND THINKS YOU CAN'T SEE HIM

About 5" by 5".
$50


Grandfather
To the thunderers we call our Grandfathers, we give greetings and thanks. You have also been given certain responsibilities by the Creator. We see you roaming the sky carrying with you water to renew life. Your loud voices are heard from time to time and for the protection and the medicine you give, we offer our thanksgiving.

(Iroquois Prayer of Thanksgiving)

About 5" by 5".
$50


Moose
The Moose turtle is the biggest and strongest turtle... no one is stronger than a Moose turtle.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Reindeer
The Reindeer turtle is the fasteest turtle of them all... he can run the fastest and jump the highest.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Strawberry
The wild strawberry or "heart berry" is a sacred fruit. The Strawberry Moon is the common name for the month of June when the berries are ripe and the moon is full. The Iroquois ceremonial cycle includes a special festive event known as Strawberry Festival to celebrate the arrival of the first fruit of Spring and to show our thankfulness to the Creator.

The sweet juice of the early strawberries is a powerful medicine.

About 5" by 5".
$50


Wind
We listen and hear the voices of the four winds. We are assured that they are following the instructions of the Creator. They bring us strength. They come from the four directions. For this we give greetings and thanks.

(Iroquois Prayer of Thanksgiving)

About 5" by 5".
$50

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