Voice of the Turtle Heard in the Land

May 7, 2008 clifftop CliffNotes

Turtles seem to have such detached insouciance — an armored implacability, an unsettling hold on life.  They are the most ancient line of living reptiles, with fossilized specimens dated from over 250 million years ago. Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands, including the once-local Illini peoples, revered turtles, viewing them as representative of Great Turtle, […]


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