Legend of Corn Essay

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Legend of Corn

Chippewa is a small Native American group live up north. Their whole life of living is
base on raising corn, hunting, fishing and tobacco is self entertainment. One day, they
found a baby near the shore next to the canoe; they don't know where the baby comes from
but the kindness heart run in their blood, they decide to raise the baby. They also
believe, in order to raise to a fine young man, everyone in the village must look after
him, teach him how to be one good man. They gave the baby to grandma, and also his mother,
as the primarily be on his side. Zhomin, the new baby, they teach him how to swim, how to
hunt animal, how to be a fisherman, paddle the canoe, accept your mistake and learn from
it, listen to the elder. The boy did everything as his elder tell him too. At night he
always begs his mother tell story, he wants to know everything. As day gone by, the boy
grow to be a man, his mother now is too old, she dying. His mother belief in supernatural
and she is a sacred person, not just an ordinary mother, she knows what will happen in the
future, like all other elders in the village they know something that most people don't.
Before she dies she told Zhomin, an outsider will come to this village and look for you,
you will do what he wants you to do, never reject. An outsider, Mandabin comes to the
village to look for hero in the village to challenge. Zhomin must meets his destiny, must
accept Mandabin challenge, that's his mother moral code. They fight night by nights, at
last, Mandabin has come to his last breath, he told Zhomin bury him next to his mother as
his final request. Zhomin buried Mandabin next to his mother and accept Mandabin as his
friend, he light the fires up four days and nights to pray his friend. A corn tree growth
up beneath Mandabin's grave. This corn tree growth very fast and finally has a corn,
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