Understanding Native American Myths

Understanding Native American Myths

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191144

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Explore the rich worldview of Native North American tribes through their myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Topics include: the Great Mystery animal guides the four directions

Reading Level
Lexile
960L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
V
ATOS
6.5
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity History Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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