- from Native America
Generations of Native Americans have told stories and created poems for every occasion.
There are poems for healing and mourning. They have poems for hunting and harvesting. Some poems welcome friends. Myths explain how the world began. They explain where people came from, and how local landmarks, plants, and animals came to be. They also show people how to treat others. Here’s a myth about how the world came to be. The Iroquois people, who live in New York and Canada, tell it.