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Lakota Turtle Amulets

What are Lakota Turtle Amulets? Do they have any power? The Lakota turtle amulets are an important artifact for many Native Americans. These amulets are kept for a reason. One amulet holds the baby's umbilical cord, and the other amulet protects the baby from any harm. It is no longer heavily practiced by some. My family doesn't use them anymore but we do keep the umbilical cords.


        --Marlena, Marty Indian School