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What cultural values do myths show?
Fish and harvest crops such as corn,squash, beans, etc. Overall, the Cherokee nation is a very spiritual and peaceful nation that has high respect for people, nature, animals and everything living around them.
The Deer and the Rabbit
This myth illustrates cultural value because it shows the beliefs of the Cherokee about animals and it demonstrates how the Cherokee respect animals by writing poems and myths about them.
Values and Connections
Cheaters never win: the rabbit cheated and in the end it was caught and he never won the prize, the deer didn't even have to race to win
Good wins, bad is punished: this is one of the most important principles of the Cherokee nation, since the rabbit was the bad and was a cheater it was banned from the other animals and the good (deer) was rewarded with the antlers
Connections: This myth connects with the Cherokee culture because its about animals and the Cherokee have a lot of respect and beliefs about animals. Many myths and stories were written about animals and nature in the cherokee culture to show respect towards nature.