- an important event would take place in somones life.
- this event would impact somone and imprint on their memory
- the events details would be passed on to the next generation orally.
- and on to the next.
- the story would stay alive through expression, movment and rich sound.
when did this tradition start to fade?
in my opinion, it was after the advent of a device we call tv.
tv replaced all oral forms of communication, and caused the younger generation to tune out the important stories of their ansestors. so kill your tv.