Coyote Stories

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Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, teaching us how not to behave.

 

Here is Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, the imitator, fixing up a world soon to receive human beings, teaching us how not to behave. Humishuma’s stories, handed down from her people and set down with charm and humor, tell why Skunk’s tail is black and white, why Spider has such long legs, why Badger is so humble, why Mosquito bites people. Coyote’s essential character comes through quite clearly, from his first beginnings as a being of power, on “Naming Day,” through his journey to the sky world along the Arrow Trail.

 

Author: Mourning Dove/Humishuma (Okanagan)

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Heister Dean Guie

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: (1933) 1990

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Okanagan