Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A Brief Wednesday Book Review
Excellent collection of short pieces by different Native American authors and selected artists telling Trickster stories. My favorite was the first story in which Mother Earth tells the different animals to create their own portraits in the sky using shiny pebbles and how Coyote in an effort to have the best self-portrait messes up all the portraits. Also loved the story of how rabbit tricks two bison into a tug-of-war and then tricks them again into letting him drink from their waterhole afterwards. Liked some of the artists and storytellers better than some of the others, but overall very enjoyable.
So instead of quoting the writing, here are a couple of images from the first story (the one I mention above) called "Coyote and the Pebbles," story by Dayton Edmonds, art by Micah Farritor.