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Three Day Road English Project

For Ms Parsons
by

Jake Whelpley

on 2 March 2011

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Transcript of Three Day Road English Project

The Wendigo The Wendigo is a mythical creature appearing in the mythology of the Cree, Algonquan, and Innu people. It is a cannibalistic spirit into which humans can transform. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at the highest risk of becoming Wendingo. Wendigos were embodiments of gluttony, greed, never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they were constantly searching for new victims. In some traditions, humans who became overpowered by greed could turn into Wendigos soo..the Wendigo myth thus served as a method of encouraging cooperation and moderation. They were like priests for the tribe. Native Spiritual Customs The Medicine Man This is a unique concept that existed in all American Native tribes. Each tribe would have certain special holy men known as Shamans. They would perform certain superstitious rituals for the purpose of healing patients suffering from various illnesses. /banhammer! Totem Animals They represent the values of the Native American culture and have a certain personality sketch to them. This is perhaps the biggest identity forming the customs of Native Americans. The locals believed that every human being had an inherent animal such as a wolf or an eagle or some other noble beast. The concept of totem animals was riddled with superstition. There is much information and controversy regarding the use of totem animals.
There is a popular belief that the Native Americans took them as guides. In essence totems are a part of the spiritual journey that each individual must take. Gitche Manitou means “Great Spirit” in many Algonquin languages. The Gitche Manitou while Gichi-ojichaag carried the idea of individual soul’s connection to the Gichi-manitou. Another name for the Gichi-manitou was the Gichi-ojichaag Although Gichi-manitou and Gichi-ojichaag mean the “Great Spirit”, Gichi-manitou actually carried the idea of greater spiritual connectivity Native American Customs
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Beliefs
By Brandon and Jake Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gitche_Manitou
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-totems.html
http://www.crystalinks.com/totemanimals.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00019/id37.htm
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