They would pass each story down from generation to generation. They were valued and because nothing was written down, the stories became their identity. They built their lives around these stories and it shaped the people they became. Their stories contained the explanation of how they believe the world began. Stories were also a way to make sure traditions were maintained.
The people has the customs of oral tradition and unwritten stories which are taught by the responsible people to the coming generations. The custom of oral tradition was a major part of the Delaware people’s life and by the tradition the people lived depending on the things that was told in the oral tradition. “At traditional ceremonies, a person who had inherited the right to keep The Walum Olum would interpret its meaning for the other members of the tribe” (1). The people believed that there were certain people who were chosen for the interpretation and as a custom it was continued through all ceremonies and the special person with the Walum Olum interpreted the meaning. The Delaware people had a positive attitude towards their culture, and as well as the people respected the culture.
In contrast, Native Americans believe nature to be a living entity in which resources were not to be profited from, but used with a reverent spirit of moderation, and only when necessary for survival. While Native American’s love of nature flowed over into how they worshiped their God. Euro-Americans followed harsh, rigid rules on what was considered appropriate worship, doing so strictly within the walls of churches. The Native way of worship was deemed pagan by westerners and their way of life savage, and thus the brutal process of “civilizing” Indians began. However, despite centuries of Euro-American domination and oppression, Native Americans culture has endured, retaining a love and reverence for nature, and maintaining the ability to see their God in its realms.
Native American Perspective Overtime people create new memories, experiences, background, ideas, and opinions. These are all things that help create and mold people’s perspectives. Perspective is the way someone sees something whether it be big or little. In the story Waking Up the Rake by Linda Hogan a Native American Women tells her perception of the world and how astonishing it truly is. She sees life in this world as a natural cycle, she knows that beauty can be found in anything, and she believes that everyone and everything is equal.
Folktale stories usually always include how something came to be the way it is today or they provide a message on how to behave or act with good sense; however, overall they are also used for entertainment. The Cherokees respect the spirituality and teachings of the ancient people and their strong bonds with nature. Led by the belief in the symbols of colors and animals, traditional teachings weave the Cherokees lives together. It is these deep Native American folklore influences that capture the Cherokee Indians’ spirit, character and reverence for life. The folktales embody the culture of the Cherokee through traditional teaching, reflecting the true spirit and history of the Cherokee.
", and "The Man to Send Rainclouds". The themes that are most commonly displayed in these stories include, a relationship between man and animal, harmony with the world, and the All throughout history, Native Americans have been practicing and passing on stories, poetry, and takes full of literary movements and lessons. They have demonstrated many different types of lessons such as morals, origin, myths, and so on. However, these stories all have one thing in common; each story has a purpose of teaching some sort of lesson. Three specific literary movements that have been portrayed through the stories "The World on the Turtle's Back", "The Coyote and the Buffalo", "How Can You Buy or Sell The Sky?
This practice is one that has continued in our own modern times, with historians and archivists assigned to maintain humankind’s past and preserve it for future generations. One might ask what is so appealing about storytelling. In fact, it accomplishes a great many things. To begin with, telling a story creates an experience with the listener and the story teller. These experiences leave lasting impressions with all that are involved.
Well no matter how a Christian is defined, the golden rule supports every human being deserves the same manner of respect desired. This could suggest some sort of tolerance for non-believers, or the secular world. However a Christian is to remain unique in showing the world how God desires His creation to live and in what manner He desires them to commune with Him. WHAT IS CHRISTIAN PLURALISM? Christian pluralism is the belief that all other religions are all true ways to God, as well as Christianity, with the exception of Jesus Christ being the only way.
They must listen when elders speak and wait for them to finish talking before they speak. They live their daily lives based on the traditions of their people. Second, care of the land is important. Native American children are taught to focus on the body, the spirit and the mind staying in balance with the environment. They didn’t trade land.
To each and every Puritan colonist, there was no greater objective than the acquisition of moral perfection. Puritan life revolved around perfection and contained many rules for right and wrong. God hovered over Puritans, governing their successes, failures, and positions throughout life. At the same time, he also punished, shunned, and rejected those who did not abstain from sin and did not lead virtuous lives. In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin recognized the merit of the virtuous life that Puritan colonist hold so dear.