The Lakota Oyate observed some creatures that reflected natural phenomena. For instance, the keya (turtle) has 13 large scales on its back, and 28 small scales around the shell. Because of these and other natural occurrences the keya became an important symbol in Lakota society.
This beautiful beaded turtle pin is hand-crafted by Kathleen Frederick - Lakota.
Pin measures 2" W x 3" L.