A creature of myth and magic emerging from the mist-shrouded forests of the Northwest, Coyote appears as a creator, messenger, hero, trickster, fool or shapeshifter. Always on the lookout for fun, mischief or the opportunity to help humans, Coyote's encounters with gods, demons and the supernatural bring to life the rich cultural traditions of the Northwest peoples:
-- Coyote pierces the sky with his arrow and, with the help of Fox, steals fire from the people in the clouds
-- Trapped inside a large cedar tree, Coyote takes himself apart, putting each body part through an opening in the bark of the tree, then reassembles himself outside
-- When he discovers that two old sisters have stolen fish from the people, Coyote transforms them into swallows as punishment for their greed
-- Coyote helps Wolf rescue his wife from her kidnapper, the Great Whale
-- Coyote cunningly convinces Sheep to enter the same well that he has fallen into and then manipulates the unsuspecting Sheep to enable his escape.
Once Coyote finished his work on earth, the Great Spirit placed him in a deep slumber; when the world needs him again, he will reappear and render his unique brand of mischief and spiritual rescue.