Book - Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with his Daughter: Coyote Builds North America

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Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool -- Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey -- often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites -- he created the earth and man, scrambled the stars and first brought fire . . . and death.

Barry Lopez -- National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for his bestselling masterwork Of Wolves and Men -- has collected sixty-eight tales from forty-two tribes, and brings to life a timeless myth that abounds with sly wit, erotic adventure, and rueful wisdom.

Review by Brittany: The author brings about a timeless Native American myth to the forefront of the readers’ minds. In Barry Lopez’s book, “Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with his Daughter: Coyote Builds North America”, it provides a variety of stories about Old Man Coyote from multiple tribes spanning all over North America. Some of them depict Coyote as a sly trickster, a thief, a joker, a lover, and even a creator. But, what’s more is that the author does a great job in emphasizing that even though Coyote may be a trickster in one story and a creator in the next, every story is a lesson filled with rich history and culture. Stories help not just to show us where we’ve been but also where we’re going for generations to come.


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Barry Lopez
Publication Details:
Harper Perennial (December 1, 1990) | reprinted 2001
Book Details:
Soft Cover, 169 pages