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The Orphan Boy and the Elk Dog
Transcript of The Orphan Boy and the Elk Dog
Background of Blackfeet Indians
"The Orphan Boy & the Elk Dog"
Background for Myth
This story explains the origin of an important part of an Blackfeet culture in North America.
Horses were brought to Mexico by Cortes in 1519.
By 1600 they had moved north and many Native American tribes captured and tamed wild horses.
What qualities help Long Arrow overcome the obstacles he faces on his quest?
What advice does Good Running give Long Arrow before his journey? What conclusion about beliefs and customs of the Blackfeet can we come to based on this?
Characteristics of Myth in Prometheus
The story explains....
Some exceptional or fantastic characters are...
A quest undergone is...
A transgression that is committed is...
This is a story that comes from the Blackfeet tribe.
Originally, the Blackfeet were farmers in the Great Plains of North America.
In the 1600s the Blackfeet learned to tame and ride horses, which made hunting much easier and transformed their way of life from a farming community to a hunting community that followed the buffalo herds
Today the Blackfeet Indians life on reservations in Canada and Montana.