Native American Indian Storytellers
The oral tradition is very important to Native American cultures. Jewelry and pottery-making techniques are passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth from master to apprentice. Storytelling is often used as a teaching tool to instill the young generation with traditional cultural values and beliefs.
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The importance of the oral tradition is evident in Native American storyteller figurines.
I have one of these that I bought on my last trip to New Mexico. It sits on one of my bookshelves—and as much as I wanted to get the female storyteller, I had to get the male, because he had the adorable feathers sticking up.
Still love it.