Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Entry #9

Native American stories are stories that are passed down generation from generation. They are very unique because when written on paper, they are word for word when the story was orally told. These stories are typically passed down orally from the leader or chief of different tribes or nations. They have meaning of truth, when one of the storytellers passes a story on, it is typically about of dream and the Native American people take these stories very literally. When looking at European origins they are similar to Native American stories because they are passed down, and have different morals and meanings. One thing that is unique about the Native American stories is that a lot of them are about how things were made to be. For example, the story we discussed in class, How Men and Women Got Together. This story is very similar to Adam and Eve and how people started learning about the opposite sex. For me personally, I thoroughly enjoyed reading these Native American stories, because they were so different. While reading these tales it made me feel like I was lost in the story, the same as watching a movie at the movie theatre. I like how when theses stories are transformed into a hard copy or put on paper they are just like how they were orally shared. The Native American tales have not only morals but they teach children, and even remind of adults of who there ancestors are how they got to be where they are now. 

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