"Meet Mr. Coyote"
A small booklet of ten Aboriginal legends/stories illustrated by Aboriginal students of Noel Stewart at St. George's Indian Residential School in Lytton, B.C. that was published by the British Columbia Indian Arts and Welfare Society in 1941. The legends are from the Thompson Tribe near Lytton, B.C. It is unknown who the storyteller and recorder were in the original transcription of these legends.
Coyote is a common and complex figure in the storytelling traditions of many North American Indigenous cultures. Terry Tafoya, a Taos Pueblo and Warm Springs Indian, tells us that "Coyote, in his normal state represents a bit of everything. He must not be understood by knowing only one legend, but in the context of the many legends in which he and his counterparts in other tribes appear" (qtd in Archibald 10).