"The Earth on Turtle's Back," "When Grizzlies Walked Upright," and from "The Navajo Origin Legend"
cleansing the body as part of a religious rite
united with others for a common purpose
an inclination or tendency
myths and traditional stories passed down from generation to generation that often explain phenomena, including: -customs, institutions, or religious rites -natural landmarks such as a great mountain -events beyond people's control.
In cultures without written language, ORAL TRADITION captures a groups ideals. Stories, poems, and songs convey a people's values, concerns, and history by word of mouth.
As you read, recognize cultural details by noticing references to objects, animals, or practices that signal how the people pf a culture live, think, or worship.