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Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories
     

Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories

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by Ty Nolan
 

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Winner of the 2014 BP Readers Choice Award for "Short Story Collections and Anthologies" by the NY Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Ty Nolan

Here are some Stories (Traditional Native Legends) and some stories (personal history.)

I am a professional storyteller and a therapist. Coyote Still Going retells

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Winner of the 2014 BP Readers Choice Award for "Short Story Collections and Anthologies" by the NY Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Ty Nolan

Here are some Stories (Traditional Native Legends) and some stories (personal history.)

I am a professional storyteller and a therapist. Coyote Still Going retells the mostly Sahaptin and Twana traditional legends I was taught by my relatives. It's also a memoir of how I have told these stories, from celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Rogers to using the Sahaptin legend of the Butterfly at an International AIDS Conference in discussing grief and loss. Traditional Native American legends are powerful teaching tools.

The book also contains recipes. Food, spirituality, and community are always woven together—you can’t understand one without the others. I was raised with the importance of the sacredness of food and the legends that explain why we celebrate the First Salmon Ceremony, or why we understand taking a sip of water before a meal is a type of prayer.

Many Native Nations begin a Coyote legend with some variation of “Coyote Was Going There.” Trust me—Coyote? Still Going. It’s about time Ebooks caught up with that crazy Trickster.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148388593
Publisher:
Coyote Cooks Press
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
435 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

My mom was one of the very first Head Start teachers on the reservation, and she always worked with three year olds. I would visit her in the classroom, and without warning, she'd walk out, leaving me with 15 preschoolers.

Out of desperation, I would tell them a legend and teach them the song and dance that went with it. It wasn't until much later I realized my mom was forcing me to use the Stories I had been taught.

Most recently I've worked with the National Science Foundation's Flagship Project, Synergy. I was asked to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)professors at over a dozen colleges how to use Storytelling to more effectively communicate complex concepts about technology to a general audience.

I currently live in Arizona, where our local college (South Mountain Community College) has one of the only Storytelling Institutes in the United States, where one can be certified as a storyteller.

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Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wazi More than 1 year ago
Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories by Ty Nolan In this collection of Native American legends, Ty Nolan explains the spiritual aspect of each story and how the stories are used as teaching and healing tools for the soul. He is a true Storyteller in every aspect of this title. This is an amazing read and what makes it amazing are the personal stories Mr. Nolan shares along with the retelling of the traditional Native American Stories. He teaches us to listen with not only our ears but our hearts as he shares his Native culture with active links throughout the book. He could have just incorporated pictures but this way encourages us to explore more on our own. Mr. Nolan has also included Native American foods and recipes to go with each story, because storytelling is a celebration and Native American celebrations always include food. I found his way of getting us to look at life with different eyes fascinating. “One of the powers of the Best Stories is helping you remember who you truly are.” The retelling of the legends are relatively short, highly entertaining, and enlightening. One of my favorites was the story, Roots and Wings. It is the story of a Chief who continually boosts that his son would grow up to be a great Chief and a powerful Medicine Man. The moral was poignant and carries a truth that all parents should heed. I hope to see more of these traditional Stories with Nolan’s unique spin in the future. I think Ty Nolan has done a great service for all peoples by writing down and sharing these oral histories of his culture with all of us. I would also like to thank him for including his personal experiences with these stories, by the end of this novella he felt like a friend I would like to know. FYI: There are several active links included with the stories. Most links led to pictures of artifacts and artwork while others were to web pages for more information or further research. These may be more fully appreciated in color on a Kindle Fire. I read on the Kindle Paperwhite and was still able to appreciate the photos in black and white. Format/Typo Issues: No significant proofing errors. However, for some reason two of the embedded links did not work. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** January 14, 2014