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February 24, 2010

According to Coyote

Filed under: Native American — Alison Aten @ 12:21 pm

According to Coyote/The Children\'s Theater CompanyThe Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis currently features the play According to Coyote: “Part superhero, part comic, the legendary trickster from Native American lore plays tricks on rocks, dances with the stars, and brings fire to the world in his amazing and hilarious feat of storytelling.”

Another Native American trickster-like character is Nana’b'oozoo, “who has retained the affection of the Anishinaubae people, who have told hundreds of stories of his misadventures” according to Basil Johnston, author of The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway.┬áJohnston’s book is filled with stories of the well-meaning but often blundering half-manitou and half-human Nana’b'oozoo, as well as legends and tales of manitous, mystical beings who are divine and essential forces in the spiritual life of the Ojibwe.

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