Birthing of our Turtle Clan, - September 6, 2013
The turtle is regarded as an extremely ancient creature. First Nation Peoples consider the turtle to be a great symbol of wisdom and endurance.
Turtle Clan people are considered to be loyal
caretakers of the land, Mother Earth. A deep spiritual connection to the land is considered one of their strongest traits. They believe the earth they live upon formed on the back of a great turtle. That is why the Turtle Clan refers to North America as Turtle
Island. They consider the turtle to be as old as the earth itself. The Turtle Clan represents all that is sacred to Mother Earth.
On this date, September 6, 1839 was the birthing of the Cherokee Nation after the removal of the Cherokee, known as
"The Trail of Tears," in 1838 to the Oklahoma Territory.