Zuñi Coyote Tales

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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 Zu?i Folk Tales offers modern readers of all ages a new appreciation of magic and myth as celebrated by the Zu?i Indians of western New Mexico. These tales pit the wily Coyote against various demons and other creatures in order to convey simple lessons...
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Overview


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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"Cushing's work is a contribution to far more than any mere interest of our curiosity or pastime; it is a lasting part of our American heritage."—The Nation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816518920
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

How the Coyote Joined the Dance of the Burrowing-Owls 3
The Coyote Who Killed the Demon Siuiuki; or, Why Coyotes Run Their Noses into Deadfalls 19
How the Coyotes Tried to Steal the Children of the Sacred Dance 37
The Coyote and the Beetle 47
How the Coyote Danced with the Blackbirds 51
How the Turtle Out Hunting Duped the Coyote 60
The Coyote and the Locust 76
The Coyote and the Ravens Who Raced Their Eyes 86
How the Corn-Pests Were Ensnared 95
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