Use my back to bear the weight of this piece of Earth… We can make a new Earth”.
(Turtle Island, 1) Each animal in the story believes in sacrifice and their willingness to survive. The animals collectively, have one purpose which is to begin a new life. One member cannot do great things alone. However, if there are several members in a group with the same mindset, it is easier to accomplish things.
Similarly, the clans of arrows in “Traditional History of Confederacy”, represents unity and strength which is symbolically addressing the nations coming together with one strong goal.Obviously, nations will be stable and strong when they work together. Without a doubt, if one part of the body falls, it would affect the rest of the body functionality. The Turtle Island addresses the theme through narrative structure: Firstly, the characters were introduced which is followed by a conflict between them and the nature and finally, describes how they overcame their adversities.
, “Seeing that harmony, brotherhood, sisterhood, and respect in all living things no longer prevailed on earth”, says the writer indicating there was no peace and unity.To make a new beginning and get back what is lost, any community must not only work hard but also be together. Soon, there is a need for the animals to form a land to survive or completely be destroyed. For example, when each character volunteered to dive down to the depths of the waters, their ambition to create the earth in order for their survival can be realized. “l am going to swim to the bottom of this water and grab a handful of earth” said the Anabolic,(Turtle Island, peg. L ) which encouraged the other animals to help and pursue to volunteer for the common good.
The inflict converted the animals into a powerful unified group. In the resolution, unity is continually expressed among the animals until they began a new life and stand together with harmony and peace. Unity is emphasized throughout the plot of the story. “The Traditional History of Confederacy’ relies on the third person point of view. The writer emphasizes the importance of the leadership and unity by sharing the thoughts and ideas of Disenchanted, who initiates the planting of a Great Tree with roots going in all directions to bring all the nations together as one nations.