“Students of Indian history must also consider sources other than the written wo

“Students of Indian history must also consider sources other than the written word, sources they are not accustomed to “reading,” and which they are often ill equipped to understand. Native American pictographs, winter counts, ledger art, and oral traditions that rely on stories and recounted to an audience may strike us as strange, lack in “hard evidence,” or “inaccessible.” As with any other historical sources, including written documents, we need to learn how to “read” these texts, to understand their purposes and conventions, and to interpret them. Archaeologists working in the Southwest have found that Native teachings and oral traditions can help them to understand the hard physical evidence they recover from the earth, and that so-called myth and science can be complementary rather than competing sources of knowledge.” First Peoples, Introduction.
Please choose any ONE of the “Picture Essay” portions from either Chapter 1, Chapter 2, or Chapter 3. Answer two of the “Questions for Consideration” that follow the essay you have chosen. Each answer should be 750-1000 words in length.
to make things easier i have chosen chapter one from “First Peoples A Documentary Survey Of American Indain History” pages 57-62 with the two questions being on page 62.