According to Iroquois oral history, Sky Woman fell down to the earth when it was covered with water. Various animals tried to swim to the bottom of the ocean to bring back dirt to create land. Muskrat succeeded in gathering dirt, which was placed on the back of a turtle, which grew into the land known today as North America.
Turtles are a symbol of the earth in many different Native cultures. To Plains Indians, turtles are associated with long life, protection, and fertility. In other tribes, turtles are often associated with healing, wisdom, and spirituality.
The Medicine Wheel on the shell represents the four directions.
A lightweight youth tee, made of 100% cotton (except for heather colors, which contain polyester). Comes pre-shrunk so the fit stays the same over time and multiple wash cycles.
• 100% ring-spun cotton (heather colors have polyester) • 30 singles • Pre-shrunk • Tubular construction • Shoulder-to-shoulder tape • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem