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Native Americans. Plus Warm ups and Reading . Native Americans. Organized religious ceremonies around Natural cycles Made contact with the spirits Through dreams and visions. Compare idea of land ownership. Native Americans. Settlers. Land owned. Land shared. Myth:.

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native americans

Native Americans

Plus Warm ups and Reading

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Native Americans
  • Organized religious ceremonies around
  • Natural cycles
  • Made contact with the spirits
  • Through dreams and visions
compare idea of land ownership
Compare idea of land ownership

Native Americans


Land owned

  • Land shared
  • A traditional story that explains how the earth, parts of the earth or society, or the universe came to be like they are. Myths are anonymous and rely on the supernatural.



An archetypal character who is clever, rebellious, creative, and often impatient.

  • Character, symbol, or story pattern that appears in the literature of many different cultures.
creation myth vs origin myth
Creation myth vs. Origin myth:
  • Creation myth: explains how the entire human race and/or the earth came into being
  • Origin myth: explains how or why some particular phenomenon occurs.
  • Types: coyotes, ravens, humans
  • Natural object or animal that is forefather of a particular family or clan.
functions of myths
Functions of myths
  • Emphasize bond between human and supernatural.
  • Give sense of order and identity
  • Heal the sick
  • Initiate young people
  • Find food