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Indigenous Approaches to Storytelling

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Remembering and retelling the stories was a continuous communal process (Bopp et al. In the indigenous societies, Bopp et al. (2004) say that, together the community could piece together and sense fully the Pueblo oral tradition and make it into a communal truth. The accounts and stories comprised of information about the landscape features and the behaviors and features of all creatures. Stories often mention exact locations and specific geographical and landscape features, located in recent times of the community, long time and long, long time ago. The landscape reinforced accuracy and continuity of oral narratives and stories.

For the Pueblo community and people, the persistent use of routes journeyed within their lands served to “ create an exceptional and unique relationship between the actual, everyday world and the ritual-mythic world” (Bopp et al. Land and the community landscape was the center of humanity. Stories began as early as a child was born, for example, in the pueblo society, when children were taken outside to identify with the sky and its features. Stories came along with a sense of belonging and identity to the community.

For the Pueblo community, the landscape lies at the center of identity and belief. This, possibly, is the reason they have strong reactions and responses to any alterations to the landscape that may involve resource development, and that may result in land destruction (Bopp et al. Indigenously, storytelling always included listeners (Bopp et al. It is through stories that the people constructed and identified with their people. Stories identified individuals within their families, as members of certain extended families, or a clan and community members. Storytelling, according to Bopp et al.

(2004), worked on varied levels as an ongoing procedure and process and every story connected every place in the community’ s landscape. According to the old people, if one could remember the stories then, they would be all right; just remembering the stories was very significant part of community approach (Bopp et al. Indigenous science was an accumulated sanctuary of knowledge

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