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Unformatted text preview: November 18, 2009 Native American Language and Culture Yontii Wheeler Native American Language and Culture Notes Tsimshian: Aware that we are animals, with a spirit, soul, but family and community make us dif- ferent from other animals Animals as mythological figure have capital names-idea of the salmon, idea of the raven=they are always a symbol of something masks are like dualism, face that you can see covers the actual face Northwest Coast Art: unique, p.105: picture of a chief sitting on a box that may contain regalia, box has a complicated symmetrical design on it and it is linear (everything is outlined), outlines have figures within figures and outlines of figures inside of figures are painted a different color than outlines of figures, art is a major source of income, elabor- ate costumes, scenery etc. Preparation for Reading Green Grass Running Water:-Title: Native Americans can have their land as long as the grass is green and water is running=American Idea-Most major dam projects were on Native American land, hundreds of square miles of...
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