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  • 1. Native American Literature
  • 2. Native Americans were already inhabiting theU.S. when the first explorers came to our country DO NOW: Read page 16. What can you tell about Native American beliefs (especially in relationship to the land)? What can you tell about the relationship/conflict between the explorers and the Native Americans? Write in complete sentences.
  • 3. Native Beliefs•Caretakers, notowners, of theland•Nature is aliveand aware –sacred.•Nature is a helperto man.
  • 4. Explorer andEuropean Beliefs • Claimed the land – aggression toward nature; dominion •Traveled for glory and riches, risked the unknown
  • 5. What is it that causes people toseek out the unknown? Whatqualities does an explorer have?
  • 6. Many of the early settlers were religiousreformers called Puritans, whose religious faith was evident in the literature of this time
  • 7. Are people basically good or evil? Are theydestined to struggle against base instincts?Puritansbelievedpeople weresinful anddoomed frombirth.
  • 8. Native Americans: What’s their story? • 300 different cultures • Earliest form of American literature: ritual songs and chants, poems • Creation myths: explain origin and natural and supernatural phenomena, use cause and effect relationships
  • 9. Storytelling (not written language): •History and legend entrusted to memory •Passed from generation to generation •Oral tradition
  • 10. Why is oral tradition more meaningful than the written word? Do you see any problems with preserving the culture through the spoken word?
  • 11. Why do you think this story doesn’t have a proper author? List any creation myths/folk tales you are familiar with. Why do different cultures have different creation myths?
  • 12. Myth: a collective belief ofa group of people used toexplain the world view orjustify behavior or ritual ofthat group