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Kalapuya: Native Americans of the Willamette Valley, Oregon

This guide was written by former LCC librarian Don Macnaughtan. This guide is no longer being updated or maintained.

Kalapuya Stories and Myths

  1. "Coyote Gambles (Kalapuya)." Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping With His Daughter: Coyote Builds North America. Ed. Barry H. Lopez. New York: Avon, 1977.
  2. "Coyote Takes Water from the Frog People (Kalapuya)." American Indian Myths and Legends. Ed. Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz. New York: Pantheon, 1984.
  3. "Coyote Takes Water from the Frog People (Kalapuya)." Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping With His Daughter: Coyote Builds North America.  Ed. Barry H. Lopez. New York: Avon, 1977.
  4. Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. Ed. Jarold W. Ramsey. Seattle: U of Washington Press, 1977. 295p.
  5. "Coyote, Master of Death, True to Life (Kalapuya)." Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America. Ed. Brian Swann. New York: Vintage Books, 1996.
  6. Jacobs, Melville. Kalapuya Texts: Part II, Santiam Kalapuya Myth Texts. Seattle: U of Washington, 1945. 394p.
  7. Jones, Suzi, and Jarold Ramsey, eds. The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 1994. 326p.
  8. Rothenberg, Jerome, ed. "A Kalapuya Prophecy." Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americas. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico Press, 1991.
  9. Seaburg, William R., and Pamela T. Amoss, eds. Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 2000. 310p.
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