Tribute

The Tribute Songs honor Turtle Island and the Tree of Peace. Eagle explained to me that Turtle Island is a term used by First Nations to refer to North America. He also described the Tree of Peace as our connection to Mother Earth (the turtle) and to the Great Spirit (the Eagle).

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Eagle honors Turtle Island and Mother Earth with the following three songs:

Listen to the song “Turtle Island Tribute” . . .
Listen to the song “Mother Earth Love Song” . . .
Listen to song “Mother Earth’s Love Serenade” . . .

The Ojibwa legend of Turtle Island.

The Tree of Peace symbolizes the Iroquois Confederacy of the Iroquois, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga, and Onondaga peoples. This union was based on peace and trade between the peoples grew. Eagle honors the Tree of Peace with this tribute:

Listen to the song “The Tree of Peace Tribute” . . .

The Iroquois legend of the Tree of Peace.

When we lived in Edmonton, we often went to West Edmonton Mall. At that time there was a store called Northern Images. It was a cooperative of Canada’s Native artisans. Sculptures, carvings, jewelry, hide outfits, wool outfits with needlework. It was here that we saw ‘the Tree of Peace’ sculpture and it was always displayed in the window.   Today it graces our living room. Eagle enjoyed the traditional carvings and this was a tribute to the human beings connection to our Father and our Mother.

by M.




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Photo references:  Tree of Peace courtesy of T.R. .
The turtle of Turtle Island infographic courtesy of D.W. .