Early American Writers: John Smith, John Winthrop & Roger Williams

The foundation of American literature begins with the orally transmitted myths, legends,tales,and lyrics (always songs) of Indian cultures. Native American oral tradition is quite diverse.Indian stories glow with reverence for nature as a spiritual, as a well as physical, mother. Nature is alive and endowed with spiritual forces;main characters may be animals or plants, often totems associated With a tribe,group, or individuals. The Indians contribution to America is greater than is often believed. Read more [...]