Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale
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Title Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale
Subject Indian children; Shoshoni Indians; Indians of North America; Art; Children's literature; Children; Folklore; Mythology
Spatial Coverage Utah
Keywords Northwestern Band Shoshone
Tribe Shoshone
Creator The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
Description "Coyote was tired of being cold," says this traditional Shoshone tale about the arrival of fire in the northern Wasatch region. Members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation developed the concept for this retelling in collaboration with book arts teacher Tamara Zollinger. Together, they wrote and illustrated the book. Bright watercolor-and-salt techniques provide a winning background to the hand-cut silhouettes of the characters. The lively, humorous story about Coyote and his friends is complemented perfectly by later pages written by Northwestern Shoshone elders on the historical background and cultural heritage of the Shoshone nation. An audio CD with the voice of Helen Timbimboo telling the story in Shoshone and singing two traditional songs makes this book not only good entertainment but an important historical document, too. Sure to delight readers of all ages, Coyote Steals Fire will be a valuable addition to the family bookshelf, elementary classroom, and the school or public library.
Publisher Utah State University Press
Date 2005
Type Text
File Name Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale
Source Utah State University
Language eng
Rights Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the Utah State University Press (435) 797-1362
Holding Location Utah State University Digital Commons
ARK ark:/87278/s66h7df0
Setname uaida_main
Date Created 2012-02-06
Date Modified 2014-03-03
ID 387260
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