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Preserving a Culture:

Native American Writing, Religion, and Tradition

Kiowa Couples from the ledger of Julian Scott


One of the most important roles that Native American writers played at this time was to preserve their culture for generations to come. In an age when the incorporation of their peoples and their way of life was mandated by the United States Government and carried out by government officials, writing about the traditions, religions, and beliefs of their Native peoples occupied many Native American Writers. Below numerous different articles are included on subjects ranging from the ghost dance to the tradition of story telling. These articles are to some degree the last vestiges of a culture that was all too soon incorporated.

Native "Superstitions" and Legends

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