"With On the Turtle's Back, Camilla Townsend and Nicky Kay Michael offer a stunning edition of Lenape stories that have been told through centuries of cultural practice. They outline key historical struggles in Lenape history to contextualize the meaningfulness of the survivance of those stories. They draw together creation, big house, learning, and other stories. "Told [to] their grandchildren" gestures to a past in which Lenape cared for their stories and a future in which those stories are still meaningful. It is the book I have yearned for as a Lenape person and scholar."–Joanne Barker "(Lenape [Delaware Tribe of Indians]), author of Red Scare: The Empire's Indigenous Terrorist and Nat"