Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote

Published on November 13, 2012 by Casey

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.

Coyote
Coyote

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote

Name: Coyote (West Coast and Northwestern)

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Tribal affiliation: Alsea, Coos, Miwok, Bannock, Shoshone, Northern Paiute

Native names: Yelis, Yéilis, Yeilis, Ye’lis (Alsea); Ja’mul (Achumawi), Mo’luptsini’sla (Coos); Itsappa, Itsappe, Izabui, Isapaippi, Isapaippu, Isa’opaippeh, Itsappu, Isappu (Shoshone-Bannock-Paiute)

Type: Coyote spirit, trickster, transformer, Creator

Related figures in other tribes: Coyote (Southwest), Coyote (Plains), Chirich (Arikara)

On the West Coast, the Great Basin, and the northwest Plateau, Coyote tends to be a more serious mythological figure than he is further to the south. Though he still plays the role of the trickster in many northwestern stories, Coyote is also viewed as a respected benefactor of humans, responsible for such important deeds as bringing fire to the people, teaching them the arts of civilization, and helping to shape the world for their benefit. Among the Shoshone, Bannock, and Paiute tribes, Coyote is the younger brother of the respected creator god Esa (Wolf), and although he is an irresponsible and socially inappropriate character, he also assists his brother in his important tasks. In some California tribes Coyote is the creator of humanity or even the world, often in cooperation with other divine animal spirits. In the folklore of other California tribes Coyote acts as a more malevolent force of nature bringing danger and destruction to other characters.

Source: native-languages

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-american-indian-animal-spirits-coyote/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-american-indian-animal-spirits-coyote/ (accessed: July 24, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 24 Jul. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-american-indian-animal-spirits-coyote/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Coyote" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-american-indian-animal-spirits-coyote/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: July 24, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Jul,
    day = 24,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-american-indian-animal-spirits-coyote/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.