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Alan Monroe - Ogalala Lakota
Spirit Turtles

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Native American Indian Buckskin Spirit Turtle
Turtle Spirit Example

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 6" long.
- Turtle is 3 1/4" long by 4 1/4 inches tall.
- Turtle from nose to bottom of fringe is 7" to 8"
- Total length including hanger is approx 14".

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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Native American Indian Buckskin Spirit TurtleNative American Indian Buckskin Spirit Turtle

Native American Indian Buckskin Spirit Turtle

SPT04-Spirit Turtle
  $60 plus shipping

SPT01-Spirit Turtle
(same on both sides)

  $60 plus shipping

Native American Indian Buckskin Spirit Turtle
Native American Indian Buckskin Spirit Turtle


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.

SPT03-Spirit Turtle
  $60 plus shipping


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.

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