Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Four turtles swim along the water’s edge, surrounded by an earth line containing four flower blossoms. Fish and frogs swim below the surface of the water. For the Hopi, turtles are an important symbol of rain and a companion to the clouds. They represent an abundance of water as they are only found near rivers and streams. At Hopi turtles are often found near Hopi at Paayu - the Little Colorado River.