Leather, cotton, copper, and glass beads
Gift of James David and John David
- The turtle figures prominently in the Lakota story of the remaking of the world.
- Because of her role in the Lakota creation story, the sacred turtle is associated with women and their gift of creating human life.
- The beaded yoke of this Lakota woman's dress features the traditional turtle-by-the-shore-of-the-lake design. The
U-shape represents the sacred turtle.