Coyote Comes to the Norton : Indigenous Oral Narrative and American Literary History

  title={Coyote Comes to the Norton : Indigenous Oral Narrative and American Literary History},
  author={Michael A. Elliott},
  journal={American Literature},
  pages={723 - 749}
  • M. Elliott
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Linguistics
  • American Literature
They intended to catch salmon, but they did not get anything [before] the flood-tide set in. They went home. Coyote was angry. He defecated and spoke to his excrements: ‘‘You are a liar.’’ They said to him: ‘‘You with your bandylegs. When people kill a salmon they do not jump over the net. You must not step over your net. When the fi rst salmon are killed, they are not cut until the afternoon.’’ ‘‘Oh,’’ said Coyote, ‘‘You told me enough.’’—‘‘Coyote—His Myth,’’ Chinook Texts One hundred four… 
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