2 The Modoc Tribe This origin myth comes from the Modoc tribe. • It explains that “TheSky Spirit” created theearth and the NativeAmericans.Just like “The Earth on Turtle’s Back,” it was passed down from generation to generation orally so it is not known exactly when it was created but we know it was before the 1400’s.
3 Author’s Purpose • Explains the creation of Mount Shasta and the land and animals nearby.• Tells how the daughter of the Sky Spirit marries a bear and their children become the first Native Americans.• Tells how the daughter of the Sky Spirit marries a bear and their children become the first Native Americans.
4 Literary Analysis• Why did the Sky Spirit send his daughter to the opening in the mountain? Who was she supposed to see? (p.25)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________• The daughter places herself in a dangerous position when she tries to see the ocean because her _____________ got the best of her. (p.25)• What warning did the Sky Spirit give his daughter? (p. 25) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
5 Literary Analysis• The mother grizzly bear decides to apologize to the Chief of the Sky Spirits for ___________________________________________________________________.(p. 25)• Why does the mother grizzly bear decide to tell the Sky Chief that his daughter had been living amongst them? (p.25)_____________________________________________________.• Why did the Sky Spirit get angry when he found out his daughter had children with the grizzly bear? (p.26)__________________ _____________________________________________________.
6 Literary Analysis•What two consequences did the Sky Spirit inflict upon the bears? (p.26)1.___________________________________________________.2.___________________________________________________.•Why do the Modocs never kill grizzly bears? (p.26)_______________________________________________________________________.• The Sky Spirits grandchildren became the first ________________. (p.26)