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As part two of the Joseph Campbell's Mythos series, this video explores the mythology of the native Americans. By investigating and examining several artifacts and folktales in lecture like vignettes, the viewer is shown how the native Americans used their stories and myths to aid them in their everyday lives. These stories were how they taught the young about the world, about why certain things must done and how to accomplish them. By showing this use of mythology, Campbell sets forth the notion that religion and mythology are useful and practical tools. Oscar Award winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi