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Coyote tales are among the best loved in Native American folklore, and those recorded by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing at the end of the nineteenth century have well survived the test of time. This collection of authentic stories extracted from his classic Zuñi Folk Tales offers modern readers of all ages a new appreciation of magic and myth as celebrated by the Zuñi Indians of western New Mexico. These tales pit the wily Coyote against various demons and other creatures in order to convey simple lessons or explain animal characteristics or behavior. They tell how the tip of the coyote's tail became black after dancing with blackbirds and how coyotes learned never to insult horned-toads—and to keep clear of burrowing-owls. Through these tales, we learn why Coyote meddles with everything that does not concern him, makes a universal nuisance of himself, and is ready to jump into any trap laid for him.

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Coyote tales are among the best loved in Native American folklore., This collection of authentic stories offers modern readers a new appreciation of magic and myth as celebrated by the Zuni Indians of western New Mexico.

About the Author

Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was a field collector for the Bureau of American Ethnology and head of the Hemenway Archaeological Expedition of 1886-88. He lived for five years as an honorary member of the Zuñi people.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816518920
Author:
Cushing, Frank Hamilton
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Folk-lore, indian
Subject:
Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Zuni Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Mythology
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , Coyote tales are among the best loved in Native American folklore., This collection of authentic stories offers modern readers a new appreciation of magic and myth as celebrated by the Zuni Indians of western New Mexico.
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