Ojibwe Creation Story of Turtle Island

Kitche Manitou, the Great Spirit, had a vision, a dream. He made the earth, the rocks, water, fire and wind. He made the plants, animals, fishes, birds, and insects and then the Original People, Anishinabe, last. There are beliefs and experiences that Native People hold in common.  Most important are the beliefs pertaining to the […]

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The Power of the Drum

The Inuit peoples often have the Supreme Being called Sedna as a central figure in their mythology. Many different myths surround her, but the people usually view her  as the creator of all life, animal and vegetable. In his landmark study, The Central Eskimo (originally published 1888), Franz Boas explained how the people had important […]

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