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TRAD 101 Notes March 31

TRAD 101 Notes March 31 - World wide examples from native...

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TRAD 101 Notes March 31, 2008 The Pacific Northwest Oral Tradition Language has creative power Words are alive and magical Songs, Chants, Prayers, Poems and Stories and performances A “Teller” has enormous memory and is a great orator A story must be told properly Raven Stories
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Unformatted text preview: World wide examples from native and non-native: Crow, Eskimo, Mayan, and Greco Roman/Apollo Raven as Trickster: very clear but a victim of his own elaborate schemes Raven as cultural hero: gives man or animals tools and knowledge Raven as transformer...
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  • Spring '08
  • weiner
  • Native Americans in the United States, Pacific Northwest, Culture hero, elaborate schemes Raven, Greco Roman/Apollo Raven

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