Alan Monroe - Ogalala Lakota
To the Lakota, the turtle (ke-ya) spirit brings health and longevity. In the past, a beaded turtle was put on the crib of new born girls for protection and a long life.
Use a Spirit Turtle as a baby gift, personal fetish, Christmas ornament, pendant, or hang from the mirror in your vehicle. A unique gift.
Spirit Turtle Example Shown at Left
- Hanger is approx
Made from soft deer leather. Stuffed with real buffalo fur, hand stitched and hand painted with acrylic paint. Embellished with high quality glass crow beads, brass beads and brass cones.
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Nurturer, Protector, Mother Energy, Mother Earth. Turtle's medicine includes connection with Great Spirit, journeys of discovery, patience, feminine strength, power to heal female diseases, inspiration, protecting oneself snd others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.
Alan Monroe - Lakota
Alan Monroe creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation pipe maker and considered by many to be a master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Al Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards. Al Monroe was born in Hot Springs , South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota.