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  1. Native American Literature

  2. Origin Myths/Folklore • Explain how life began • Passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth through oral tradition • Explain customs, institutions, religious rites, landmarks, and other phenomena • Cultural details reference animals, objects, or practices that show how the people of a culture live, think, and worship

  3. Examples of Native American Myths • “The Earth on Turtle’s Back” (Onondaga tribe) • “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” (Modoc tribe) • “The Navajo Origin Legend” (Navajo tribe)

  4. Homework • After reading the three Native American myths, respond to questions 3, 4, 5, and 6 on page 29. Respond on looseleaf or word-process 5-7 sentences each to form a unified, coherent paragraph with an effective topic sentence.