Momaday's Ancestral Roots

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In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday traces his ancestral roots back to the beginning of the Kiowa tribe. The death of his grandmother makes him want to do further investigation into his ancestry. The only way for Momaday to get closer to his roots is to return to the village where his grandmother’s house was because apparently the spirit of the Kiowa tribe is very strong there. The chapters overall link together to narrate his whole life spa, including the life of the Kiowa tribe from beginning to end. He also provides explanatory information for each story, they are all followed by a short account of the factual event that the story is based upon. Kiowa were very tied to the earth. The stories explain the world as the Kiowa saw it. The
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