The Coyote Came Back: The Return of an Ancient Song Dog in the Post-Colonial Literature and Landscape of North America

Sandlos, John (1999) The Coyote Came Back: The Return of an Ancient Song Dog in the Post-Colonial Literature and Landscape of North America. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 6 (2). pp. 99-120. ISSN 1759-1090

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Abstract

The buffalo herds have gone; they have succumbed to the rifles of the hunters. The antelope droves are nearly gone; hound and lead were too much for them. The blacktail bands have dwindled before axe and fence. The ancient dwellers of the badlands have faded like snow under the new conditions, but the coyotes are no more in fear of extinction. Their morning and evening song still surrounds from the level buttes, as it did long years ago when every plain was a teeming land of game. They have learned the deadly secrets of traps and poisons, they know how to bajfle the gunner and the hound, they have matched their wits with the hunter's wits. They have learned how to prosper in a land of man-made plenty, in spite of the worst that man can do. Ho, ho, ho! You can never kill us coyotes' we live forever

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/656
Item ID: 656
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > History
Date: 1999
Date Type: Publication

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