Creations By Linda Hogan Summary

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Register to read the introduction… They are the eight principles that all deep ecologists follow. The fifth principle states, present human interference with the nonhuman world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening (The Anarchist Library). For example, 137 species of animals are becoming extinct each day, which adds up to 50,005 species disappearing every year, because of deforestation (Oocities). If we don’t start doing something about this issue the world’s animal population will become extinct, and that’s only from deforestation. That doesn’t include all the garbage and chemicals that we are dumping on the earth. Those also have an effect on animals all across the world. And soon this will start to effect the human …show more content…
Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist and an associate professor at the University of Colorado. She is traveling there to search out her Chickasaw roots according to elders. She explains how in traditional native American thought everything on the land has value and is considered sacred; everything is living .She says “the mud people of the first creation did not endure; when it rained, their bodies grew soft and dissolved”. “In the next creation, humans were lovingly carved of wood. These prospered and multiplied. But in time, the wooden people forgot to give praise to the gods and to nurture the land. They were hollow and without compassion. They transformed the world to fit their own needs. They did not honor the sacred forms of life on earth and they began to destroy the land, to create their own dead future out of human arrogance and greed” (Creations 95). She also goes on to say “And it would mean we become the corn people who are givers of praise and nurturers of creation, lovers of life. This statement agrees with the fifth principle of deep ecology which states “present human interference with the nonhuman world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening (The Anarchist

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