Excavation year: N/A
Material: Grey metal
Registration number: 21K57Q4-3

Shaped like a turtle, this pewter pendant may have been used as an earring or part of a necklace. In Indigenous creation stories, a flood destroyed the old world. The turtle offered itself (and ultimately its life) to bear the weight of the new world, now known as North America. Indigenous groups worship the turtle for its sacrifice. This pendant is from the Fur Trade Period.