|Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe & The Turtle Tale
A Native American Account of Earthquakes
“The Turtle Tale,” is a Native American legend that comes from the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe, a California Indian Tribe also known as the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians. Storyteller Jacque Tahuka-Nunez (tribal descendant of the Acjachemen Nation) takes us on a journey of discovery to learn of why every so often the earth shakes. Long, long ago, Great Spirit enlisted the help of Turtle and his six brothers. Come and listen to the story!
A production of the Southern California Earthquake Center.
Preparing for times of scarcity, whether it’s shortages of food, water, or meat, is part of the Native American culture. Families prepare for times of scarcity and make plans for their children, their elders and their families. During disasters and emergencies, everyone on the reservation pulls together to help one another. That is the definition of strength and resilience. Through uncertainty and adversity, Native Americans find a way to prevail because an emergency can happen at any time.
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