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National Geographic Story - December 2018

Coyote Tales No. 1

Coyote Tales No. 1

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CARA ROMERO

Tribal affiliation: Chemehuevi In this staged photograph, Cara Romero has added red lighting and stars in the sky to reflect her view of the supernatural in daily life. Derek No-Sun Brown, a Shoshone-Bannock and Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, is Coyote, a Native American trickster. He poses, along with Dina DeVore (left), a Jemez and Kewa Pueblo, and Kaa Folwell, a Santa Clara Pueblo, in front of Saints and Sinners tavern in downtown Española, New Mexico, to show the connection between modern and traditional Native American experiences.

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