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In The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday links the survival of the Kiowa people to their ability to remember, preserve, and pass on stories. Taking the idea one step further, Momaday models the necessity of personal involvement in the stories. For Momaday, to make sense of and find a place in the contemporary world, one must connect on a personal level with the stories of one’s past.

In this assignment, students write a three-voice narrative based on Momaday’s structure. This model for remembering and personal involvement in folktales, mythologies, and tales of personal heritage can be part of any study of mythology or folktales.

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