Tag Archives: Native America

South of Turtle Island

When I was a young man with a serious interest in the indigenous peoples of North America, the accepted theory of their origins was that they came from Siberia across the Bering Land Bridge about 12,500 years ago. Proposed origin dates before that time were dismissed by academics, but gradually we are coming to have Read More

Turtle Island Then and Now

Turtle Island was a name many Algonquin tribes gave this land we now call North America. They described themselves as baby turtles riding the back of the mother turtle swimming through the sea. It’s worth noting that Turtle Mountain rises up in the exact center of the continent, just south and west of Lake Winnipeg, Read More