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By Lillian A. Ackerman

Among local American Plateau humans, girls are very important tradition bearers, chargeable for passing religious values from one new release to the following via many potential, together with guide paintings varieties, tales, and songs. This ebook explores all the Plateau arts by way of local American legends and poems, articles via a variety of students, and interviews with local American girls artists.

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She lives on roots and berries collected throughout the warm season. She dries all of her food, lacking the modern conveniences of today. We might believe this woman lives in poverty. Not in her opinion. She considers her mode of living a blessing, because the Creator wanted her to live according to His plan. She is rich with the knowledge acquired from her ancestors. She teaches her children and grandchildren about the meaning of life through legends. Although the young ones attend a nearby school, they still listen to her stories and are aware of the dangers of consequences.

It was the resource that helped to form and define the Plateau culture of northwest America. The Plateau Culture Area (see map 1) consists of the territory between the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Cascade Mountains on the west, from the Great Bend of the Fraser River on the north (Ray 1939, 1) and, roughly, the Blue Mountains on the south. The area includes eastern Washington, northern Idaho, a portion of Montana, southern British Columbia, and parts of eastern Oregon, down into California.

To avoid people, they left the hut only at dusk in order to Page 11 6. Martha Josias and Jeanette Jackson (Nez Perce) with doll, beaded hide blanket, woven bags, and baskets, ca. 1885, Kooskia area. 178). Photographer: Jane Gay. Page 12 roam and pray. They ran to make themselves strong and fit, plucked the needles from pine trees one by one to make themselves industrious, and performed other tasks and followed taboos with the avowed purpose of making themselves into strong, resourceful individuals (Teit 1900, 31117; 1909, 588).

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