Name: ___________________________ Block: ______ Unit One- The Beginnings Native American Literature Myths- traditional stories, often about immortal beings, that are passed down from generation to generation Origin Myths- stories that tell the origins of earthly life What other phenomena might myths explain? The Earth on Turtle’s Back Onondaga 1. The Onondaga lived in what is now __________________________________. 2. Why did the chief decide to uproot the tree? 3. How many animals dive down to get the earth? 4. Which animal succeeds? 5. What does the Sky Woman bring with her from Skyland? 6. How does it affect the earth? 7. How did the Great Turtle get marks on his shell? When Grizzlies Walked Upright Modoc 1. The Modoc lived in what is now ________________________________________________________. 2. How were birds created? 3. “He made a big fire in the center of the mountain and a hole in the top so that the smoke and sparks could fly out. When he put a big log on the fire, sparks would fly up and the earth would tremble.” What natural phenomenon is explained here? The Navajo Origin Legend Navajo 1. Where do many Navajo live today? 2.