Never Leaves The Turtle's Back Summary

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While reading this passage, I discovered plenty of topics on which I shared similar views about stories and life in general, but also those which taught me about ideas I had never really considered prior. In my opinion, "in all the tellings of all the tellers, the world never leaves the turtle's back. And the turtle never swims away," (King, 1) is a very strong statement to start off with because it causes wonder among the readers as to what the literal meaning is, or if there is one at all. Through reading further, I understood that the author basically meant no matter how many details are incorporated or removed from a story, or whether there is a change in the sequence of events, the central concept, or teachings of the literary work remain. …show more content…

Chelsea Vowel includes details about how to differentiate between authentic Indigenous pieces and material published by writing companies who are just looking to make money off of these stories. Through further reading, I discovered a simple three-step method for deciding whether or not something really is of Aboriginal decent and if it was, then it is rightfully credited. By tracking down where the story was told, when it was told, and who it was told by, the general population can easily determine whether something is credible. No matter what the origin or background, people deserve to receive recognition for their work and the fact that to this day some First Nations communities, alongside others', have not, is completely wrong and needs to be addressed. I view this as a form of plagiarism by the publishing companies of these stories because although they may not have meant to, they did not correctly cite their sources. The involvement of an example, in this case, the story about the Cherokee teaching his grandson about two wolves, helps readers connect their life to this article and help get a better understanding of this passage. There are two wolves; one good, one bad. Each has its traits and the disagreement between the two results in fighting. When the grandchild asked which wolf would win the fight, the old Cherokee simply replied with, "the

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