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Coyote and the Sky

Garcia, Emmett "Shkeme"

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ISBN 10: 0826337309 / ISBN 13: 9780826337306
Published by University of New Mexico Press
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According to Santa Ana Pueblo legend, the animals' spirit Leader created the sun, moon, and stars by using woven yucca mats and hot coals. He selected certain animals to climb from their homes in the Third World up to the Fourth World. This work presents this Pueblo's story of the beginnings of the stars and constellations. Illustrator(s): Pringle, Victoria. Num Pages: 32 pages, 14 illus. BIC Classification: FQ. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 225 x 261 x 9. Weight in Grams: 396. . 2006. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780826337306

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Title: Coyote and the Sky

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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According to Santa Ana Pueblo legend, the animals' spirit Leader created the sun, moon, and stars by using woven yucca mats and hot coals. He selected certain animals to climb from their homes in the Third World up to the Fourth World. The Squirrel, the Rabbit, and the Badger were all allowed to go. The Coyote, however, was forbidden to accompany them because he was always causing trouble and stealing food from the others.

Regardless of what he was told, Coyote refused to stay in the Third World. He found a hiding place and waited for a chance to follow the animals to the Fourth World. When the other animals discovered Coyote, they summoned the Leader to the Fourth World to deal with him. Coyote's punishment is a lesson in what happens to animals, or people, when they refuse to obey instructions.

Writing for the younger reader, Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, a member of the Santa Ana tribe, shares his Pueblo's story of the beginnings of the stars and constellations. Victoria Pringle's illustrations provide visual elements that enhance the action of the story.


Ages 6 and up.

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The Santa Ana Pueblo creation legend including how Coyote tricked the other animals to join them in our world and how he was punished.

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