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Turtle Island (1999) [Collection]
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The Algonquins are a great family of tribes who were widely spread across the North Central, Northeastern, and Middle Atlantic United States and Canada. Among them are the Lenapé, the Blackfoot, the Cree, the Micmac, the Ojibway, the Pequot, and the Wampanoag. A number of the tribes vanished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their stories with them, for not until the late nineteenth century were many tales written down. In Turtle Island, Jane Curry retells twenty-seven such tales from a selection of tribes across the ancient Algonquian homelands.

Here are stories of shapechangers, of magic and mystery, of heroes and tricksters, of how the world was made, and of why crows are black and beavers have broad tails. Animals and humans are of equal importance, sharing the world around them, sometimes as friends, sometimes as opponents.


  • The Creator Makes the World
  • Rainbow Crow
  • The Race Between Buffalo and Man
  • Why Deer Have Short Tails
  • The Three Cranberries
  • The Coming of Manabush
  • The Great Flood
  • Turtle Island
  • Maushop the Giant
  • Wesakaychak Snares the Sun
  • Beaver and Muskrat Change Tails
  • Wesakaychak Rides on the Moon
  • Woodpecker and Sugar Maple
  • Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice
  • Ground Squirrel and Turtle
  • How Summer Came to the North
  • The White Fawn
  • The Great Bear Hunt
  • How Glooskap defeated the Giant Bullfrog
  • The Land of the Northern Lights
  • The Seven Wise Men
  • The Burnt-Faced Girl
  • The Bear Maiden
  • Kupahweese's Luck
  • The Mighty Wasis
  • Glooskap's Farewell Gifts

Original title: Turtle Island
Original languages: English


Genre: MythologyRetellingsAmericas
Fairy Tales & FolkloreRetellings

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Turtle Island (1999)
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Language: English

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Turtle Island (1999)

ISBN: 0689822332

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