Turtle amulet or figurine

March 17, 2019

Turtle amulet or figurine

Canadian Museum of History, VIII-F: 19841, IMG2008-0583-0257-Dm

This soapstone amulet or figurine was found in the Ottawa Valley, but the culture and date of origin are unknown. We do know that for the Iroquoian people, the turtle is a powerful reminder of the creation of the world.

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