My Home: An Oneida Legend

My Home: An Oneida Legend


My Home is the story of a persistent and self-indulgent beaver who is a bad neighbor. That is, until he meets a precocious no-nonsense turtle. In Oneida society, the oral tradition is very important and represents the soul of the Oneida people. From generation to generation children are taught about their Oneida traditional beliefs from an Elder who has the ability to speak with meaning and confidence. We open with that scene. The story follows a young turtle as she wakes up to find that a neighboring beaver has changed her home. The beaver is more interested in technology than the nature around him and its inhabitants. The turtle, upset, soon realizes she must stop him.



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