[Native American, Association Copy] Coyote Stories


Signed by Hemene Ka-Wan / "Old Wolf" / L.V. McWhorter, with the inscription "To E. A. Brininstool, Debunker of Fallacious 'History.' November 7, 1933."


Brininstool was a cowboy poet, but was not a working cowboy. He lived most of his life in Los Angeles, rubbed elbows with Will Rogers and Charles Russell, who met regularly as part of a western artists group at the University Club in LA. He is best known for Trail Dust of a Maverick (1914) and Bozeman Trail (1922). Brininstool was a prolific author on the subject of Indian Wars, especially on Little Big Horn.


Yellow pebbled cloth, stamped and lettered in brown. 8vo; 7.75 inches tall; 228 pp. Photo portrait frontispiece; several full-page illustrations. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. A few chips to jacket spine including one affecting title, small chips at corners; a few foxing spots; near fine in very good jacket with the price of $1.50.


Mourning Dove was the literary name chosen by Christine Quintasket, an Okanogan from the Colville Reservation of eastern Washington. Mourning Dove's education included sporadic attendance at the Goodwin Mission School near Kettle Falls, Washington, the Fort Spokane School for Indians, and the Fort Shaw Indian School in Montana. She also briefly attended a secretarial school in Alberta where she learned to type and improved her English. P>But it was working as a migrant worker that Mourning Dove earned her livelihood as an adult. By day, she earned a meager living picking fruits and vegetables, and at night, she wrote in her camp-tent, experiencing years of poverty and physical hardship. In 1914 she met Lucullus V. McWhorter, an archaeologist and Indian rights advocate, and he encouraged her to write and publish.


The book contains 27 tales, mostly featuring the trickster figure Sin-ka-lip', the coyote, as the main character. Although it was promoted as a collection of tales for children and general audiences with little exposure to Native American literature and culture, Mourning Dove intended Coyote Stories to force white Americans to reconsider assimilationist practices that taught Native American children to reject and ridicule.

Title: [Native American, Association Copy] Coyote Stories

Author Name: Mourning Dove (Humishuma); Edited & Illustrated by Heister Dean Guie; Notes by L.V. McWhorter (Old Wolf); Foreword by Chief Standing Bear.

Categories: LITERATURE, FAIRY TALES, FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY & FOLKTALES,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, The Caxton Printers: 1933

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 011225

Keywords: Signed; Native American,