- from Native America
For many generations, Native Americans have told stories and created poems for every occasion.
There are poems for healing, for mourning, and for hunting. There are also poems for harvesting and welcoming friends. Myths explain how the world began, where people came from, and the origins of local landmarks, plants, and animals. They also show people how to treat one another. The Iroquois people, who live in New York and Canada, tell this myth about how the world was created.