Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Coyote Stories

Coyote Stories Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A powerful force and yet the butt of humor, the coyote figure runs through the folklore of many American Indian tribes. He can be held up as a "terrible example" of conduct, a model of what not to do, and yet admired for a careless. anarchistic energy that suggests unlimited possibilities. Mourning Dove, an Okanagan, knew him well from the legends handed down by her people. She preserved them for posterity in Coyote Stories, originally published in 1933.

Here is Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, the imitator, the protean character who indifferently puts the finishing touches on a world soon to receive human beings. And here is Mole, his long-suffering wife, and all the other Animal People, including Fox, Chipmunk, Owl-Woman, Rattlesnake, Grizzly Bear, Porcupine, and Chickadee. Here it is revealed why Skunk's tail is black and white, why Spider has such long legs, why Badger is so humble, and why Mosquito bites people. These entertaining, psychologically compelling stories will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of readers.

Jay Miller has supplied an introduction and notes for this Bison Books edition and restored chapters that were deleted from the original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803231450
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. :
Author:
Mourning Dove
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Okanagan Indians
Subject:
Tales -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Coyote
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
Bison Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
200
Publication Date:
19900401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.65 lb

Related Subjects

Humanities » Mythology » Native American

Coyote Stories
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 246 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803231450 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.