Coyote Fights the Sun: A Shasta Indian Tale

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ISBN 10
1890771600 
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9781890771607 
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Publication Year
2002 
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Pages
32 
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With lovingly executed watercolor paintings that evoke the beauty and isolation of winter in the rugged country just north of Mount Shasta, Mary J. Carpelan presents a story of that foolish and impulsive trickster of Native American tradition, Coyote. Mistaking early sunshine for the end of winter, Coyote tells his daughters to through out ass the winter food and go get some greens, and then blames all the resulting difficulties on the sun.

Retelling the story of a Coyote's fight with the sun just as her Shasta Indian grandfather used to tell it to her, Carpelan gives readers not only an amusing tale, but also lessons in behavior and geography, a window on ancient ways, and a living expression of Native American heritage. 
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