November 16, 2009 Native American Notes

November 16, 2009 Native American Notes - November 16, 2009...

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November 16, 2009 Native American Language and Culture Yontii Wheeler Native American Language and Culture November 16, 2009 Thomas King (Border Crossing) writes with multiple layers of meaning-helps with reading: Green Grass Running Water -many characters represent people in history or mytho- logy, parodies, relationships, comedy, satirical, etc. Gives an impression of what an oral narrative is like: lots of digressions (contextualization), story teller interacts with the audience and brings current events into the story or makes references to pop culture. 1. Look for multi-layered meanings and how many can you find 2. Look for structure of novel=structure of Native American oral narratives or telling of myths and legends etc. Tsmishimian Culture: Naxnox is realized or commemorated or perpetuated in halait (privileges and priv- ileged people) on one hand and in ptex or the crest (lineage, family and rights and priv- ileges that pertain there too). Naxnox
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