After reading this chapter, students will be able to
- Categorize the types of Native American tales and their contribution to their respective tribes’ cultures.
- Identify significant tropes and motifs of movement in Native American creation stories.
- Identify the cultural characteristics of Native American creation, trickster, and first contact stories distinct from European cultural characteristics.
- Identify elements of trickster stories.
- Understand how the search for the Westward passage to Asia led to the European discovery of the Americas.
- Understand how the search for commodities led to territorial appropriation of North American land by various European countries.
- Understand the role religion played in European settlement in North America.
- Understand how their intended audience and purpose affected the content and tone of European exploration accounts.
- 1.2: Native American
- 1.2.1: Creation Story (Haudenosaunee (Iroquois))
- 1.2.2: How the World Was Made (Cherokee)
- 1.2.3: Talk Concerning the First Beginning (Zuni)
- 1.2.4: From the Winnebago Trickster Cycle
- 1.2.5: Origin of Disease and Medicine (Cherokee)
- 1.2.6: Thanksgiving Address (Haudenosaunee (Iroquois))
- 1.2.7: The Arrival of the Whites (Lenape (Delaware))
- 1.2.8: The Coming of the Whiteman Revealed - Dream of the White Robe and Floating Island (Micmac)
- 1.2.9: Reading and Review Questions
Thumbnail: John Smith from an illustration in The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles; with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning, Ano: 1584. (Public Domain; engraver uncertain via Wikipedia)