Navajo Coyote Tales

Navajo Coyote Tales

The Curly Tó Aheedlíinii Version

eBook - 1984
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Coyote is easily the most popular character in the stories of Indian tribes from Canada to Mexico. This volume contains seventeen coyote tales collected and translatednbsp;by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M., more than half a century ago. The original Navajo transcriptions are included, along with notes. The tales show Coyote as a warrior, a shaman, a trickster; a lecher, a thief; a sacrificial victim, and always as the indomitable force of life. He is the paradoxical hero and scamp whose adventures inspire laughter or awe, depending upon what shape he takes in a given story.

In his introduction to Navajo Coyote Tales , Karl W. Luckert considers Coyote mythology in a theoretical and historical framework.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1984.
ISBN: 9780803274730
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 146 pages) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Luckert, Karl W. 1934-


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