American Indian Mythology - Part 2 Section 4 Summary & Analysis

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
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Part 2 Section 4 Summary and Analysis

This section of "The World Around Us: To Feed My People" contains two stories about the relationship between Indians and the buffalo.

"The Coming of Buffalo" (Jicarilla Apache) The introduction to this story describes the Jicarilla people as fierce, conquest-driven, and powerful. This myth, fully incorporated into the Jicarilla's larger creation myth, carries with it similarities to myths in other Indian cultures.

After the People emerge from the underworld, they have great difficulty finding food, and therefore subside on seeds. One day, while their mother and father are out collecting food, a little boy and a little girl invite a Raven into their home, but he doesn't stay, and instead goes right back out again but leaves his bow and quiver of arrows behind. The children become curious about what's in the quiver and look inside, discovering a magical...

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