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AN3205: Anthropology of Religion, Ritual, and Myth – Professor Tilghman Reading: Claire Farrer/Thunder Rides a Black Horse, chapters 1+2 (“Time and the Mythic Present” and “Arriving”) Questions: 1. What do we learn about the Mescalero Apache tribe, or Native Americans more generally, from these first two chapters? The Apache tribe is like us in some ways in that they are all different people, some are nice and some are mean, some are fat, some are skinny and so on and so forth. But they are also different. They have stories and narratives that are so ingrained in their every day life that an outsider could not hope to begin to understand, and they value different things (like welcoming womanhood— menses) and have certain words or phrases and beliefs that don’t make sense to outsiders. 2. What do we learn about the author, anthropologist Claire Farrer, from these first two chapters? Farrer has been working with the Mescalero tribe since the sixties and is seen as an almost grandmotherly figure. She has pseudo-family within the tribe, and

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