TURTLE ISLAND

 
PREVIEWTRAILER

PREVIEWTRAILER

 
 

Turtle Island is a parable inspired by the legend that came from the heart and soul of the Native People of North America.
Combining different types of puppets, amazing light effects, and life actors and masks, the story tells how two brothers struggled to understand that people are a living part of the natural world, and to celebrate the connection of all
living things.

FOR TEACHERS

Books to read

Iroquois Stories. As told by Joseph Bruchac. The Crossing Press, Trumansburg, N.Y. 1985

Who Speaks for Wolf. A Native American Learning Stories by Paula Underwood. A Tribe of Two Press, San Anselmo, 1991

More Earthmaker’s Tales. North American Indian Stories. Walker and Company,N.Y.,1990

Full Moon Stories. 13 Native American Legends by Eagle Walking Turtle. Hyperion Books for Children, N.Y.1997

Walk in Peace : Legends and Stories of the Michigan Indians by Simon Otto. Michigan Indian Press, 1991

Educational books

Keepers of the Earth. Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. M J.Caduto andJ Bruchac. Fulcrum Inc. ,Golden, Colorado, 1997

“Keepers of Life” Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. M J.Caduto andJ Bruchac. Fulcrum Inc. ,Golden, Colorado, 1997

Lightning Inside You and other Native American Riddles Edited by John Bierhorst. A Beech Tree Paperback Book, N.Y.1999

Native American Ceremony and Celebration.  By Kay McGowan, Ph. D. (available at PuppetART)

Nishnawbe. A Story of Indians in Michigan by Lynne Deur.  River Road Publications, Inc. 1989

Spirits of the Earth, Native American Nature Symbols. Stories and Ceremonies by Bobby Lake-Thorn (Medicine Grizzly Bear), A Plum Book,1997

Earth Signs. How to connect with the Natural Spirits of the Earth.  By Grey Wolf. Daybreak Books, N.Y. 1998

Poetry

Spirit Walker. Dancing Moons. Dancing Teepees. Poems by Nancy Wood. A Doubleday Book for Yong Readers, 1993

.Poems of American Indian Youth. Selected by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Holiday House,N.Y.1989

Art

The Art of Frank Howele, Doubleday,N.Y.1997

Music

Eagles cries. Joanne Shenandoah, CD, Red Feather Music 2001

Spirit Nation  Winter Moons, CD, Karuna, 2001

Ancient Voices,  Nee Mah, CD, Neo Pacifica Recordings, 2001

Takini, Music and Songs of the Lakota Sioux. CD, Lo Chant Du Monde. 1994

Voices in the Stone.  Leon Joseph Littlebird,  Littlebirdmusic@juno.com

 


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