Directions. First, find the questions that pertain to the story you were assigned. Answer those questions in complete sentences. As each group presents their story



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Directions. First, find the questions that pertain to the story you were assigned. Answer those questions in complete sentences. As each group presents their story (and a few stories will be presented by me), you will be expected to fill in the answers to the questions for those stories. Make sure I can read your answers or they will be counted wrong.
Coyote and the Buffalo

Questions


  1. Why is Buffalo Bull so enraged at Coyote at the beginning of the story?

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  1. How does Coyote convince Buffalo Bull to spare his life?

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  1. According to the story, why don’t buffalo live in the Swah-netk’-qhu country?

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  1. Trickster tales often teach a lesson or moral. What does “Coyote and the Buffalo” teach or explain?

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  1. What makes Coyote appealing, despite his character flaws?

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How Raven Made the Tides

Questions


  1. What was the problem with the tide in the beginning?

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  1. What does Raven do?

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  1. Who is the old woman – what is her job?

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  1. What does Raven do to the old woman?

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  1. What now causes the tide to rise and fall?

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How the World Was Made

Questions


  1. What is the little Water-beetle’s role in the creation of Earth?

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  1. What do the “conjurers” do?

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  1. Which animals and plants are able to keep awake for seven nights?

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  1. What moral lesson might this episode teach?

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  1. What events are covered in this myth?

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Why Rabbit Has a Short Tail

Questions


  1. What does Rabbit look like at the beginning?

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  1. Why doesn’t Fox like Rabbit?

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  1. How does Fox trick Rabbit?

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  1. What happens to Rabbit?

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  1. What does Rabbit look like at the end?

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Spring Song

Questions


  1. What type of weather does the speaker of the poem seem to be experiencing?

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  1. What is meant by the statement “I feel the summer in the spring”?

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The Walam Olum


Questions


  1. What were five of the great Manito’s creations?

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  1. What did the evil Manito create?

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  1. What constitutes a happy life for the Delaware, according to The Walam Olum?

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The Sky Tree

Questions


  1. What is the Sky Tree?

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  1. Why is the Sky Tree important to the people in Sky Land?

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  1. Why does Aataentsic cut down the Sky Tree?

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  1. Which animal observes Aataentsic’s fall?

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  1. What role does this animal assume?

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The Legend of the Dream Catcher

Questions


  1. What does Iktomi appear as in the vision?

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  1. What does Iktomi do in the vision?

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  1. What story does Iktomi tell the spiritual leader?

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  1. Explain what the web is supposed to mean.

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  1. How do the Native Americans use the information from the vision?

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When Grizzlies Walked Upright

Questions


  1. What did the Chief of the Sky Spirits create when he grew tired of his home? How?

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  1. What happens when the Sky Spirit stepped from a cloud?

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  1. What do the longer pieces of his giant stick become? What do the smaller pieces become? What do the leaves become?

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  1. What was different about grizzly bears when they were first created?

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  1. What happened to the Sky Spirit’s daughter?

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  1. What happened to the grizzly bears in the end?

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The Rainbow Crow

Questions


  1. What caused the change in the world?

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  1. What does Rainbow Crow chosen to do?

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  1. What actions does the Rainbow Crow perform to help his people?

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  1. What happens to the Rainbow Crow?

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Navajo Origin Legend

Questions


  1. What brings First Man and First Woman to life?

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  1. What number is sacred to the Navajo? How do you know that?

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  1. What colors are important to the Navajo?

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  1. What do the First Man and First Woman enter in the end of the story?

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  1. What happens to the First man and First Woman in the end of the story?

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The Earth on Turtle’s Back

Questions


  1. What happens to the young wife after the chief uproots the Great Tree?

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  1. Why does that event generate concern among the animals?

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  1. What actions do the animals take when they realize the wife of the chief cannot live in water?

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  1. What does the description of the Muskrat stress about her physical qualities?

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  1. How would you describe the Muskrat’s swim and her decision to make it?

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Osage Creation Account

Questions


  1. What is the sun to the Osage?

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  1. What is the moon to the Osage?

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  1. What problems did the Osage encounter when they left their home?

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  1. Which animal helps the Osage?

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  1. How does the earth become habitable?

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Houses of Magic

Questions


  1. What is happening to the narrator in the beginning stanzas of the song?

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  1. What does the narrator hear while waving eagle feathers?

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  1. What does the narrator do with the feathers at the end of the song?

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  1. What time of day is described in the poem? What are some details?

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  1. What were three emotions conveyed in the song? How are they conveyed?

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Song Concerning a Dream of the Thunderbirds

Questions


  1. To what does the “gathering of the clouds” refer?

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  1. How does that relate to the title of the poem?

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  1. What has the storm done to the narrator?

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The Eskimo Indian and His Fox Wife

Questions


  1. In the beginning, what friends did the Indian hunter have?

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  1. Why was his life not an easy one?

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  1. When he came home one night, what did he find that was different from normal?

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  1. Describe the fox (include how the hunter sees the fox when the fox is in the house).

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  1. Describe his life after seeing the fox.

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  1. What were the two things the hunter was never supposed to do?

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  1. How does the story end?

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