Oral tradition plays a central role in Native American tribal culture, passing on tribal history, educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life. Because many oral traditions are highly structured and are told faithfully without alteration, they can be as reliable as other non-oral ways of recording and passing on experiences.

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