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Thomas Kings The One About Coyote Going West encompasses a Cherokee variant on Native Creation the role of Coyote the effect of white people on Natives and a moral lesson classic to Native mythology Also prevalent is the clicheacuted dont fix it if it aint broke idea wherein matters of concern deteriorate when tampered with Cherokee are a Native American tribe who mainly live in the southeastern United States and in Oklahoma They believe that are two classes of the thunder beings those who live close to the Earth and those who live in the land of the west beyond the Mississippi and visit the people to bring rains and blessings from the South They believe that the thunder beings who live close to the Earths surface can and do harm people at times The thunder beings are viewed as the most powerful of the servants of the Apportioner Creator Spirit and are revered in the first dance of the Green Corn Ceremony held each year as they are believed to bring rains for a successful corn crop wikipedia Coyote going west in this story alludes to her creating people putting her in an elevated place equivalent to a god The Cherokee assign a femine personality to spiritual evil and name her wi-na-go in their ancient language They believe that mosquitos were created when she was destroyed in ancient legends It is also believed that all human disease and suffering originated with the killing of animals for improper purposes and that each animal killed for pleasure or without proper ceremonies allows a new disease to enter the physical world from the spirit world It is also believed that the plants in response to witnessing the suffering in the world make a medicine to cure each sickness that enters the world in order to restore the balance of forces between the two worlds wikipedia In Native American oral tradition the offensive but revered Trickster takes on
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