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: $490

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $665

Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual programs are not charged for travel)


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 Connections

Curriculum Connections

American History



Technical Requirements

He needs one small table for artifacts. He'll need a clip on mic or lavalier mic with sound. Prefers to be the floor with the students. He arrives 30 minutes in advance to set up.