Oral Tradition Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 14 Oral Tradition For thousands of years, FN knowledge, traditions and cultures have been passed down from on generation to another in stories, narratives, songs, dances and ceremonies. Before the arrival of Europeans, FN relied on oral cultures as their languages had no written form. This oral tradition is included in many aspects of everyday life and is the basis of FN traditional education. Stories are used because they are easy to remember. The oral tradition passed on spiritual beliefs of the people and the lineage of families. It also recorded the ownership of property and territory, political issues, legal proceedings and survival skills. It also mapped the geography of an area and it recorded history. Stories and Narratives Stories:…show more content…
They may also explain how aspects of the natural world came into existence or of the origins of people, communities, plants and animals. Before the transformers came, the world was chaotic and full of monsters. The transformers came and changed everything until it became what it is today. These monsters were transformed to animals, physical features or plants. The Trickster Transformer characters can also be tricksters. Tricksters are often clever and witty characters that show opposite characters that show opposite characteristics to those that are valved by humans. Though these stories, readers understand the consequences of acting in an inappropriate manner. A trickster can be a moral, ethical and philosophical teacher teacher and can take the form of a human, animal or inanimate object. Tricksters often display supernatural powers in order to explain the creation of places traditional rituals and recordings or important dates and events. Common tricksters: Coast: raven Interior: coyote Oral

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