A Coyote Columbus Story

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“It was Coyote who fixed up the world, you know. She was the one who did it. She made rainbows and flowers and clouds and rivers. And she made prune juice and afternoon naps and toe-nail polish and television commercials."

 

“It was Coyote who fixed up the world, you know. She was the one who did it. She made rainbows and flowers and clouds and rivers. And she made prune juice and afternoon naps and toe-nail polish and television commercials. Some of these things were pretty good, and some of these things were foolish.” And some of these things were pretty awful. Like those Columbus people. Because Coyote was thinking about playing ball, you see, instead of concentrating on what she was creating. The illustrations, by Cree artist Kent Monkman, are zany and satirical, and suit the text perfectly. More than 16 years after it was published, this remains the only children’s book about the Columbus “encounter” written from a Native perspective.

 

Author: Thomas King (Cherokee)

Illustrations: Color paintings by Kent Monkman (Cree)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1992

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various