Stories and Songs
Around the Campfire
Name of the Storyteller:
Title of the Story:
How the Coyote got its Name
Story Source Material:
The story was taken from a website
about Native American Tales.
The website’s publisher gave me permission to use
their version of the tale.
Taletype Classification of the
In the beginning of the world Spirit
Chief called all the animal people to his lodge. The animals are told that
before the sun rises each will be given a new name. The first to get there will
be allowed to choose any name he wants. The talk made the animal people very
excited. Each wanted a proud name and to be ruler of some tribe. Of all the
animals Sin-ka-lip the Coyote hated his name the most and was willing to do
anything to get there first even if it meant staying up all night.
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