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Coyote and Xaxa' - Thompson

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  • Blue Panther
    Coyote and Xaxa - Thompson Coyote on his travels came across a Xaxa , who was busy roasting the meat of two deer he had killed. This man could kill animals
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2, 2010
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      Coyote and Xaxa' – Thompson

      Coyote on his travels came across a Xaxa', who was busy roasting the meat of two deer he had killed. This man could kill animals simply by striking on the ground his magic staff, which was ornamented with fawn's hoofs. Coyote said to him, "Why, surely you are not cooking meat! Chiefs never cook meat! Such work is fit only for women, slaves, and the likes of me. Let me cook for you." Xaxa', was flattered by what Coyote said, and wished to make himself out a great chief, so he threw the spits to Coyote and let him cook. Coyote said, "Great chiefs lie down, and do not work. When food is ready, they are called." Xaxa' lay down and fell asleep. Now Coyote ate all the meat, and ran away. Xaxa' woke up, and, finding nothing but bones, gave chase to Coyote. When he saw he could not overtake Coyote, he set fire to the grass, and blew behind it; but Coyote set counter fires, and blew behind them; so his efforts were of no avail. Xaxa' went back again, roasted the bones, and broke them up for the marrow. Coyote changed himself into a Fox, and, coming along, spoke to Xaxa' in the same way he had previously done, and with the same result; the latter going to sleep, and Coyote eating all the marrow. Xaxa' chased him again, but could not catch him.

      Taken from: Myths and Tales fromNicola Valley and Fraser River collected by James Alexander Teit, 1911




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    • Blue Panther
      Coyote and Xaxa - Thompson Coyote on his travels came across a Xaxa , who was busy roasting the meat of two deer he had killed. This man could kill animals
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 3, 2010
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        Coyote and Xaxa' – Thompson

        Coyote on his travels came across a Xaxa', who was busy roasting the meat of two deer he had killed. This man could kill animals simply by striking on the ground his magic staff, which was ornamented with fawn's hoofs. Coyote said to him, "Why, surely you are not cooking meat! Chiefs never cook meat! Such work is fit only for women, slaves, and the likes of me. Let me cook for you." Xaxa', was flattered by what Coyote said, and wished to make himself out a great chief, so he threw the spits to Coyote and let him cook. Coyote said, "Great chiefs lie down, and do not work. When food is ready, they are called." Xaxa' lay down and fell asleep. Now Coyote ate all the meat, and ran away. Xaxa' woke up, and, finding nothing but bones, gave chase to Coyote. When he saw he could not overtake Coyote, he set fire to the grass, and blew behind it; but Coyote set counter fires, and blew behind them; so his efforts were of no avail. Xaxa' went back again, roasted the bones, and broke them up for the marrow. Coyote changed himself into a Fox, and, coming along, spoke to Xaxa' in the same way he had previously done, and with the same result; the latter going to sleep, and Coyote eating all the marrow. Xaxa' chased him again, but could not catch him.

        Taken from: Myths and Tales fromNicola Valley and Fraser River collected by James Alexander Teit, 1911




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