What was the most important insight Momaday gained about his heritage during his pilgrimage to Yellowstone and his grandmother’s grave?

What was the most important insight Momaday gained about his heritage during his pilgrimage to Yellowstone and his grandmother’s grave?

What was the most important insight Momaday gained about his heritage during his pilgrimage to Yellowstone and his grandmother’s grave?

What was the most important insight Momaday gained about his heritage during his pilgrimage to Yellowstone and his grandmother’s grave?
Momaday never names any one particular insight as the “most important.” Momaday’s most important insight, then, is simply implied. In my opinion, Momaday’s most important insight is that his tribe, the Kiowa tribe of Native Americans, is important in regards to its myth, its history, and its connection to the author.This important insight is connected to the significance of the title, The Way to Rainy Mountain:A single knoll rises out of the plain in Oklahoma, north and west of the Wichita Range. For my people, the Kiowas, it is an old landmark, and they gave it the name Rainy Mountain. … I returned to Rainy Mountain in July. My grandmother had died in the spring, and I wanted to be at her grave.This quotation explains two important things: that Rainy Mountain is important to the Kiowa tribe of Native Americans and that Momaday’s own grandmother is buried there. By using his work to explain this quotation, Momaday shows how his own personal history, as well at the history and myth of the Kiowa tribe, is important. In fact, each of the numbered sections is divided into three different voices:  one mythological, one historical, and one personal. Through this method, Momaday gives the entire story of the Kiowa tribe. It is also important to note that Kiowa history is most important through one particular medium: language.A word has power in and of itself. It comes from nothing into sound and meaning; it gives origin to all things.