- ISBN 9780803279643 / 0803279647
- Title Old Man Coyote: Authorized Edition
- Author Frank Bird Linderman
- Category Westerns
- Format Paperback
- Year 1996
- Pages 264
- Publisher Unp - Bison Books
- Imprint University of Nebraska Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 136mm x 14mm x 202mm
Trickster and transformer, powerful and vulnerable, Coyote is a complex figure in Indian legend. He was often the ultimate example of how not to be: foolish, proud, self-important. The tales in Old Man Coyote were told by the Crow Indians of present-day southeastern Montana. During long winter evenings by the lodge fire, they enjoyed hearing about the only warrior ever to visit the Bird Country, the Little-people who adopted a lost boy, the two-faced tribe that gambled for keeps, the marriage of Worm-face, and the origin of the buffalo. Wandering through these well-spun tales is the irrepressible Old Man Coyote, sometimes scoring a coup, sometimes getting his comeuppance.
—>Frank Bird Linderman —>was, at one time or another, a trapper, an assayer, a businessman, a newspaper editor, a legislator, and an insurance agent, as well as the author of seven books about Indians, a juvenile having to do with a chipmunk, a volume of verse, and articles in magazines.