On the Back of a Turtle: A Narrative of the Huron-Wyandot People (Paperback)

On the Back of a Turtle: A Narrative of the Huron-Wyandot People By Lloyd E. Divine Jr. Cover Image

On the Back of a Turtle: A Narrative of the Huron-Wyandot People (Paperback)


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On the Back of a Turtle is an all-inclusive history of the Huron-Wyandot people—from before the creation of the Great Island, now called North America, to the present day. No other full-length history of the Huron-Wyandot people exists. Presented in a conversational, easy-to-read style, the book is a compelling and informative telling of the story of the Huron-Wyandot people as told by a tribal historian.
As characters and tribes emerge in the Huron-Wyandot’s oral tradition of creation, and take their respective places upon the Great Island, the author reveals the most difficult element of the Huron-Wyandot’s history: how the tribal name was obtained. With the knowledge of how both Huron and Wyandot are relevant names for one tribe of people, the author then shares his tribe’s amazing history. The reader will be fascinated to learn how one of the smallest tribes, birthed amid the Iroquois Wars, rose to become one of the most respected and influential tribes of North America.
Lloyd E. Divine Jr.  (dárahǫk) is a citizen of the Wyandotte Nation who has served on his tribe’s cultural committee for more than twenty-five years.

Product Details ISBN: 9780814255148
ISBN-10: 0814255140
Publisher: Trillium
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2020
Pages: 424
Language: English
“A book written by a Wyandotte citizen about the history of the Wyandot’s is long overdue. This book is an excellent read and resource for anyone wanting to know the history of this well-documented tribe. This book is a valuable addition to any library.” —Norman Hildebrand Jr., Second Chief, Wyandotte Nation

“On the Back of a Turtle is a well-written and informative book that makes it easier to understand the journey of the Wyandotte people. It is a book that will help educate and inform Wyandotte people of our history for generations to come.” —Chief Billy Friend, Wyandotte Nation

“Having known Lloyd Divine for many years also means I know the passion he holds dear to his heart for the history of the Wyandotte people. He loves the challenge of research and discovering new happenings from our great past. He takes pride in his ancestors while doing presentations to many eager groups wanting to hear true Wyandotte history. For On the Back of a Turtle, he spent many hours of research and inquiring from others, touching on issues that are taboo to some. His dedication to the stories will help continue our story.” —Sherri Clemons, Tribal Heritage Director, Wyandotte Nation