History and Legend
There are many different ways that history is passed on from
generation to generation. In todayís world, people learn about history
by reading books, watching television, or reading material from the
Internet. But these werenít always the way that people learned
How do you think people learned history in ancient times? Did they
know about their history? If they did, how did they learn about it? A
major way that history was passed down from generation to generation
was through stories. Young children would learn about the history of
their cultures by listening to stories from their elders.
seems like a good way to learn about history, right? There was one
problem. The stories werenít always the same. A lot of times the
information changed from story to story. And a lot of times, the
stories became larger than life. Sometimes people or things in these
stories were able to do extraordinary things that were sometimes hard
for people to believe. These stories are called myths and legends.
Have you ever heard a myth that you had a hard time believing was
true? If so, you arenít the only one. Myths have confused, and
entertained, people for thousands of years. In this episode, you will
learn about some myths that took place right here in South Dakota.
Which ones will you believe?