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The turtle is very significant in the Iroquois mythology. Sky Woman was placed on the back of a giant turtle by the blue birds and it is round this turtle that she walked, treading down the earth that was to form Turtle Island, what we now call America. Today, this event is commemorated by a dance performed by Iroquois women.

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Detail of crown made by
Robin Delaronde

 

The Twins

The Celestial Tree or Tree of Peace

The Sky Dome

Birds

Flowers and Plants

The Four Directions

French (If available)