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Momaday dramatizes the grounding of stories in place in the Introduction to The Way to Rainy Mountain. ’’21 The nature of the landscape thus often determined the nature of the stories that oriented Indian cultures. Sometimes this profound sense of place is addressed in descriptions of monumental settings such as McNickle’s vast Montana landscapes in Surrounded. Simon Ortiz and other Native poets have shown how it can be evoked with images of small ordinary places and objects – as small as a juniper root in a New Mexico dry wash.
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