The Function of Native American Storytelling as Means of Education in Luci Tapahonso’s Selected Poems

Widad Allawi Saddam, Wan Roselezam Wan Yahya


Native American storytelling has become a very vital issue in education. It preserves Native American history for the next generation and teaches them important lessons about the Native American culture. It also conveys moral meanings, knowledge and social values of the Native American people to the universe. More importantly, Native American storytelling teaches people not to be isolated, and the key issues discussed in this paper are borrowed from the selected poems of Native American Luci Tapahonso: ‘The Holy Twins’ and ‘Remember the Things that you told.’  

Keywords:  folklore, narrating, Native American, oral tradition, storytelling 

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