Sunday, January 18, 2015

Coyote is another traditional trickster figure of Lakota mythology




Coyote (Mica or Maca) Coyote is another traditional trickster figure of Lakota mythology, and indeed some of the same stories are told with either Iktomi or Coyote as the protagonist. Coyote is sometimes anthropomorphized into human form and other times depicted in the shape of an actual coyote (sometimes both within a single story.) Adult students of folklore can consult the excellent book, "American Indian Trickster Tales" to learn more about that aspect of Lakota folklore.)

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