These adaptations are most specific to the Woodland Tribes located in the Great Lakes Region. Cultural connections were made to each lesson wherever possible to include Native American cultural perspectives through the use of legends. Legends originated as an oral tradition that attempted to explain human existence and teach lessons for living. There are also shorter legends that address why certain natural events took place. In their original forms, legends were considered sacred and educational, not as entertainment.
An extensive selection of resources is included with these lessons, as well as a list of elders and scholars whom teachers and institutions may contact for further information.