Celebrating Your Turtle Totem

Celebrating Your Turtle Totem

Turtles 2018 Wall Calendar

As a totem animal turtle is the oldest symbol for planet Earth. Many Native traditions look at this animal spirit as the personification of the goddess energy and the eternal Mother from which we evolve. Turtle teaches us to be mindful of the cycle of give and take. We give back to the Mother as she has given to us. North America is referred to as Turtle Island by many traditions and is a part of many creation stories.

Dinosaurs and turtles shared the Earth some two hundred million years ago. Turtles have survived when many of the other creatures no longer walk this Earth. Many cultures associate the Turtle with strength, longevity and endurance.

World-renowned photographers catch an engaging array of these ancient reptiles with their cameras. The detailed images provide a captivating glimpse into the environment and behavior of turtles, while fascinating captions provide background information. Photographed in their natural settings, these intriguing turtles reveal the qualities that made their ancestors such survivors.


Turtles 2018 Wall Calendar

FEATURES:

  • Format: Deluxe Wall
  • Size Closed: 12 inches by 14 inches
  • Size Opened: 24 inches by 14 inches
  • Grid Size: Medium Square
  • Binding: Stapled
  • Time Span: 12 month
  • Publisher: Firefly Books

Customers can order this calendar for 2018 with confidence with shipment expected to begin around June 23, 2017.

Another option of a beautiful wall calendar featuring the totem animal Turtle. Published by BrownTrout, the calendar features turtles from around the globe.

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Turtles 2017 Wall Calendar

Shipping will begin after August 31, 2017 for the the above calendar.

Spirit of the Wolf

Desk Calendar With Your Wolf Totem

Wolf 2018 Desk Calendar
from: Calendars.com

If brother wolf comes to you as a birth totem or a messenger totem, you know that he is the pathfinder and returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. There are few creatures on Mother Earth who have inspired as much myth and misunderstanding, awe, and fear as the wolf.

The 310 full-color photographs in this daily calendar comprise a magnificent portrayal of these enigmatic predators.? Each page also includes ample room for jotting notes, appointments and reminders.

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Wolf 2018 Desk Calendar

FEATURES:

Format: Desk
Size Closed: 5.25 ” x 6.25 ”
Size Opened: 5.25 ” x 6.25 ”
Time Span: 365-day combined
Publisher: Willow Creek Press

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One page view of Wolf 2018 Desk Calendar

This desk calendar is expected to begin shipping out to homes and offices after June 5, 2017. You can place an early order now so that it will arrive earlier than if you wait until after shipping has begun.

Elk Calendars For 2018

If Elk Is One Of Your Totems

When an animal spirit like Elk works with us as a totem, having a calendar or other objects to remind us of their natural habits is helpful while we learn the medicine of lessons that come from these creature teachers.

The 2018 calendar features photographs from the Internationally acclaimed Bela Baliko, a wildlife photographer. Some would say that there that not many can capture the essence of an imposing animal like Elk like Bela can.

 


Baliko Majestic Elk 2018 Wall Calendar

Features:

  • Format: Standard Wall
  • Size Closed: 12 inches by 12 inches
  • Size Opened: 24 inches by 12 inches
  • Grid Size: Large Square
  • Binding: Stapled
  • Time Span: 12 month +24
  • Publisher: Bela Baliko Photography


Back Cover Majestic Elk Calendar

The Majestic Elk calendar for 2018 is printed using vegetable-based inks and a water-based high gloss cover finish. It is all completely recyclable, too. The calendar has a month before and month after view on each page. There are large note friendly grids. You will find that this much more than just another landscape calendar.


Inside page of Elk Calendar

To learn more about the totem of Elk, you might like to visit Animal Totem Of Elk.

This Elk Calendar can be pre-ordered now and will be ready to ship around August 8, 2017 to the location of your choice.

Pick the calendar featuring Elk that most speaks to your inner self to help you with the totem teachings with  additional options that can be found in stores or on the internet

Snake Totem Calendars

Snake Calendar

A re-occurring figure in religious myths and legends is the serpent or snake. A snake may be handled as a gesture to the gods that the handler has great faith in their power to protect them. As a totem spirit snake gives us the message of transmutation. The shedding of a snake’s skin exemplifies the transmutation of the cycle of life to death to rebirth.

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Snakes 2016 Wall Calendar

Features:

  • Format is the standard wall calendar
  • Size when closed is 12 inches by 12 inches
  • Size when opened is 24 inches by 12 inches
  • Binding is center stapled
  • Published by BrownTrout

Snake teaches us on a personal level that we are universal beings. By accepting all the aspects of our lives we can bring about the transmutation of the fire medicine. It should be noted that it is actually quite rare that a human has snake medicine. But if you feel that you do, having a calendar showing the different types of snakes might help you with the lessons you have to learn.

This wall calendar for 2016 is expected to begin shipping out to homes and offices after July 29, 2015. You can go ahead and place your order for it now and be one of the first on the list when shipment begins.

Miami Chief Little Turtle

Native Chief Of The Mighty Miami Indians

Miami Chief Little Turtle was one of the last War Chiefs of the mighty tribes that lived in Indiana. He is known for being a great military strategist along with creating a confederacy of many different tribes to try to stop the encroachment of the Native Peoples lands of many generations.

It is said that Chief Little Turtle was around 6 feet tall and was known for his subtle nature along with his prudent handling of most circumstances that came into his life.

Let’s find out more about this man who lived and fought for his people. He encouraged the members of his tribe to abstain from drinking the alcohol of the the white settlers and he also tried to promote new farming techniques that could be learned from these curious people with the light skin. Perhaps he saw both good and bad in the people who would eventually take the land away from his people and the other indigenous peoples who had inhabited this continent for centuries.

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Early History of Little Turtle

Miami Chief Little Turtle was born around 1747 near Devil’s Lake in what is now Whitley County, Indiana. The area is northwest of modern day Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Some sources say that he was called Little Turtle because his father was known as Turtle.

It is believed by many historians that Little Turtle’s mother was a Mohican but little is known of her.

Leader of the Miami Warriors

Little Turtle was not the main Chief or civil chief of the Miami people. Instead he was what is known as the War Chief or the chief military leader of the Miami Indians. He gained this position around 1790 according to most historians.

Up to 1790 the Shawnee, Delaware, and other displaced natives began to gather near the Miami villages at the head of the Maumee River which is near present day Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Little Turtle, Chief of Miami Tribe
Little Turtle, Miami Chief

A Native American Confederacy Led By Little Turtle

Chief Little Turtle, of the Miami, led a confederacy of Native Americans that defeated General Arthur St. Clair on November 3, 1791. The multitribe band of warriors were trying to keep the Americans off of the land that they had lived on for generations. The battle was fought at what was later to become Ft. Recovery which is now on the boundary line of Ohio and Indiana. Little Turtle, with the help of Blue Jacket, delivered a defeat to the U. S. Army that has since been deemed the worst defeat ever to be dealt by the indigenous peoples of North America. General St. Clair lost 602 men in the battle with another 300 wounded out of the 1300 soldiers he started with. The War Chief, Little Turtle, had 1000 warriors in his confederation of different tribes and only lost 66 men.

Although he became one of the most successful war leaders of his people and other tribes who joined with him, Little Turtle tried to keep peace for his people. The Miami Chief lost favor with the Native Americans as a whole when he signed the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. It was a very unpopular thing for him to do. The Shawnee and other tribes questioned his right to sell land to the white settlers, saying that it was not his to sell. He felt it was his land and also that it would protect further land from being taken by the white settlers. History shows us that he did in fact make the wrong decision because the Americans would eventually take all of the land.

Come sit in the circle of peace with Chief Little Turtle’s spirit and me. Let us know you stopped by with your comments.