Coyote's Cannon

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Author: Robin Ridington
Date: Summer 1998
From: The American Indian Quarterly(Vol. 22, Issue 3)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 6,935 words

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Native American author Thomas King uses a variety of cultural sources to portray the creation of the world in his book 'Green Grass, Running Water.' In the novel, DOG becomes God, and at the Dead Dog Cafe, God is dead, and there is exploration of attitudes North Americans have toward Indians. There is no clear line between fantasy and reality in the book, since the line is imaginary, and King uses this and other techniques common to the tradition of Indian oral literatures.

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