Research Paper On Momaday

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Momaday describes living “in” one’s environment as a form of intimacy: “There is an intimate, vital link between the earth and himself”. There are habits and activities that define this condition. Hunters hunt animals, but they do not hunt them into extinction. People grow vegetables, such as, corn, squash, and beans. They also gather fruit to consume. They make arrangements to live on the land without being detrimental to it: “He lives on the land: he takes his living from it: but he does not destroy it”. I believe the Native Americans would be a comparable group of people who have achieved similar level of adaptability and understanding with their surroundings. They used a lot of natural things in their everyday life. They were great hunters
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