coyote as inspiration

Lowry, Judith
July 2013
News from Native California;Summer2013, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p26
The article explores the coyote in Native American literature and art. The author shares that the coyote among Native Americans is classified as the lowest cur in an interdependent human society, particularly among those in Northern Maidu. The coyote is an instructional character device that could be a male or a female who is downright evil and at the same time filled with ironic humor. Nisenan man Harry Fonseca of California is known for his arts centering on the coyote.


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