The Earliest Days Pre-history to 1750. Origins and Encounters. Native Americans. Central Traditions -land is sacred- a living entity to be respected No one can own land -lives are organized around cycles of nature, not concepts or past, future and progress
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Origins and Encounters
-land is sacred- a living entity to be respected
No one can own land
-lives are organized around cycles of nature, not concepts or past, future and progress
-traditions are passed verbally through folktales, fables and sacred stories
-speechmaking and storytelling are important aspects of life
creation myths- how the world and human life came to exist
origin myths- explain how natural phenomenon came to be or why a society has certain beliefs and customs
defy authority and create trouble and chaos
curious, creative and reveal wisdom
How the World Was Made
The Sky Tree
Northern New York
Written down in 1991
Who does he credit his “wisdom” to?
Is he grateful? Why?
What has he learned?
What have you learned?
“We are a powerful Confederacy; and by your observing the same methods our wise forefathers have taken, you will acquire such strength and power”
Diction (choice of words) – Describe diction by considering the following: