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American Literature: America's Beginnings

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Cultural Identity
the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group
origin myth
Is a story that explains how something in the world began or was created.
legends
Stories handed down through generations
metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
personification
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
parallel
similar; comparable
archetype
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
concept
an idea
caretaker
a person who looks after someone or something
longhouse
Home of the Iroquois - made of sapling and tree bark.
indigenous
native to a place
agriculture
the raising of plants and animals
expedition
A long journey by a group to explore or do battle
trickster
clever animal character
King's Broad Arrow
Three hatchet slashes
frontier
undeveloped land that lies beyond the border of settled territory