In the mid-nineteenth century, a girl named Ni-bo-wi-se-gwe (Oona) was born in pitch darkness in the middle of the day when the sun and moon crossed paths. The book Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker is the biography of Broker’s great-great-grandmother, Oona. It describes Oona’s life through what Broker has learned from her grandparents when they passed down the stories. In the book, one of the main themes is passing traditions on. I chose this theme because, in the book, passing traditions on is a major part of the characters’ culture.
The Native American, known as Pocahontas, this women accomplished amazing things some myth some facts that have gone down in history. The story told through generations is a childhood story that the majority of American children have watched at some point. Her story is a model of bravery, independence, and wisdom. As the story goes men from England come over to “The New World” and John Smith meets Pocahontas. Then the two fall in love, ending the fighting between the Native Americans and English men.
Leslie Silko begins, “Yellow Woman” in what seems to be a story of a woman who is having an affair- this is not the true meaning. Initially, you're led to believe that a woman is falling for a man she just met. But the true underlying meaning of this story is to show how Native Americans have forgotten their true culture in modern society. Throughout the story, there are two characters from different times periods.
There are no official records on how Blackstone got named hence it is not likely named by surveyors or by other official visits. From Walter Beatty 's field notes of 1871, created as he surveyed some timber limits, the lake was already named and hence this is a second indication that naming via official routes is unlikely. The original names of the surrounding lakes, such as Crane, Otter, Horseshoe and Rankin all have known native names. It is thus seems likely that Blackstone is also a native name. But what would be the story behind it?
The Native American origin myth "The Earth on Turtle's Back", retold by Michael Cuduto and Joseph Bruchac, displays how connected the Onondaga individuals are with the spiritual world and their inner self. They rely deeply on their instincts and thoughts related to them to lead them to make important decisions within their lives about the future. their culture has many compelling attributes as well as a strict cultural system and ritualistic bahaviors. The Onondaga individuals adhere to a lifestyle that creates happiness on a level that far surpasses what we, in the modern age, see as acceptable.
The Ojibway descent is formed into 5 different original clans. Each clan is has at least 21 sub clans like; Wawaazisii meaning the bullhead clan, Moozwaanowed meaning the little moose tail clan, and the Nooke meaning the bear clan. Ojibway people are known for being fisherman, hunters, farmers and harvested things like sugar and rice. They learned how to make medicine from wild
For my reading response this week, I decided to talk about the stories I heard on the website, TheWays.org. The videos were so powerful and just amazing to watch. The first video I watched was the one called, Waadookodaading, which was about an Ojibwe language school (theways.org). There is such a large problem of these tribes losing their languages because they aren’t being passed down to the next generation. The video discussed how important language is to culture and how language give specific vocabulary to practices in a culture.
All stories illustrate the beginning, with value and insight; indigenous knowledge is innately given. In an indigenous worldview, knowledge comes from the creator and from creation itself. The Haudenosaunee people are given principles to explicate for appropriate conduct to all of creation and its beings. The creation story illustrates that all of creation has a responsibility in growth, development, and sustainability; the great law of peace demonstrates how to live a “good mind”; the good message describes how to treat one another; the original instructions depict between the right and wrong doing’s; the symbolism of the wampum belts explicates the history of the Haudenosaunee people. These principles instruct humanity and assigns roles and
Over 4,000 years ago the Iroquois tribes began to inhabit North America (“The Iroquois Tribes”). Just as every other community that inhabited the earth, the Iroquois had elaborate stories and myths of how different phenomenon occurred. Their creation myth tells of how the earth came about and how the stars, moon, sun, rivers, and plants came along. The Iroquois tell their creation myth using the earth-diver archetype.
Have you heard about the holocaust before? Well if you haven 't its when they took all the jews in and put them all into concentration camps they took all they took all their rights away. I’m gonna be comparing the book night and the film “Life is beautiful” I think the connection of these two is that there 's always a bright side to everything in life. The main idea of the film is to make life beautiful and bright. One example I saw on the film is that the dad was making everything brights for the son and turning all the bad inside the concentration camp into a game.
The White Buffalo women was a Native American myth where she presented the Lakota people the sacred pipe the showed how all things in life are connected. She would also teach the people how to pray and how to follow the way of the earth and this was important to the Native Americans back then because they had a strong connection with nature. And also what she was really known for was when she left that she left behind lots of groups of white buffalo and that was important and big because that’s what people would mainly feed on and it would feed a whole village too. And one man said that “The arrival of the White Buffalo is like the second coming of Christ” –Floyd Hand, that’s because of all that she would give.