American Indian Mythology Setting & Symbolism

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of American Indian Mythology.
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Medicine Bundle

Medicine bundles were collections of sacred objects such as bones, feathers, masks, or tools, collected by individuals and/or tribes and preserved in bundles of some kind of hide, such as buffalo or deer. They were often used in various rituals, and were thought to bring good fortune, establish and maintain connections with ancestors and spirits, and bring emotional and spiritual health.

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River, like many other naturally occurring phenomena (mountains, lakes, plains, the sky, etc) was/is the focus of a number of mythic stories. These stories often told of how these phenomena came to be, but the story in this collection featuring the Mississippi River ("The Great River Monster, Part 1 Section 3) takes a slightly different tack as it tells why the river has the character it does.

The World Above

This might be described in Christian terms as "heaven", the world...

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