Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories - Ty Nolan






You guys must know by now that I'm kind of a nut for Native American stories and culture. Coyote Still Going, like the Trickster god of its title, charmed the pants off of me.

Nolan is a storyteller and therapist, and he is upfront about the way he uses traditional stories in his therapy work. Native cultures often use story as a teaching tool, and so Nolan has also developed a program for presenting legends to Indian children participating in Head Start programs.

"Here are some stories," Nolan writes at the very beginning of this book. They are wonderful stories. And he throws in some recipes, too. Coyote Still Going has a little something for everyone. I recommend it.