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Native American Oral Tradition. Myth. A fictional tale that explains the action of gods or heroes or the causes of natural phenomena Often explain the origins of life Express the central values of the people who created them Origin myth: explain how life began

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Native american oral tradition

Native American Oral Tradition


Native american oral tradition

Myth

  • A fictional tale that explains the action of gods or heroes or the causes of natural phenomena

  • Often explain the origins of life

  • Express the central values of the people who created them

  • Origin myth: explain how life began

    What are some examples of myths?


Oral tradition

Oral Tradition

  • Passing of songs, stories, and poems from generation to generation by word of mouth

  • Oral tradition in America has preserved Native American myths and legends, spirituals, folk ballads, and other stories or songs that were heard and memorized rather than written down

    What happens to stories that are passed by word of mouth?

    Why do we pass along stories orally?


Elements of na oral tradition

Elements of NA Oral Tradition

  • Explains the origin of human existence.

  • Describes the purposes of people and their relationship with the Earth.

  • Articulates religious beliefs and spiritual philosophies.

  • Teaches morals and lessons.


The earth on turtle s back

The Earth on Turtle’s Back

  • Read the creation myth from the Onandaga Tribe

  • Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOxrvbA_KCE

  • Why are there some differences between the two?


The earth on turtle s back1

The Earth on Turtle’s Back

  • How does this myth…

    • …explain the origin of human existence?

    • …describe the purposes of people and their relationship to the earth?

    • …articulate religious and spiritual beliefs?

    • …teach a moral or lesson?


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