Tales from Turtle Island

  • Rob Aptaker - Tales from Turtle Island
  • Rob Aptaker - Tales from Turtle Island


Many Native Americans refer to North America as Turtle Island. Storyteller Rob Aptaker shares traditional Native tales, including Earth on Turtle’s Back (Iroquois), The Coming of Stories (Lenape), and more. Voices, gestures, animal sounds, and audience participation help bring the characters to life, along with authentic Native American songs accompanied by drum and rattle. Historic and cultural background information is woven into each tale to give context as students learn about the various tribal nations and their compelling stories.

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $465

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $635

Travel Fee: $75 per day


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th



American History Month

Arts Appreciation Month

Native American Heritage Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

American History



Technical Requirements

Two 8 ft. tables. If a large audience, a clip-on mic with sound. Prefers to be on the floor with the students.