She's Tricky Like Coyote: Annie Miner Peterson, an Oregon Coast Indian Woman

She's Tricky Like Coyote: Annie Miner Peterson, an Oregon Coast Indian Woman

by Lionel Youst

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She’s Tricky Like Coyote is the story of Annie Miner Peterson, who was born in an Indian village on a tidal slough along the southern Oregon Coast in 1860.

Annie lived a full and fascinating seventy-nine years. In the 1930s, she dictated her story, in Miluk Coos, to anthropologist Melville Jacobs, who translated the account into English. Although only a few pages long, the autobiography reveals a bright, outspoken, and independent woman who was raised as a traditional Indian and married five Indian men but whose adult life was spent in the white world. Supplementing the account with anthropologists’ field notes, interviews with relatives, and other primary and secondary works, Lionel Youst here provides the first full-length biography of an American Indian linguistic or ethnologic informant from the northwestern states.

Volume 224 in the Civilization of the American Indian series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806136936
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Series: Civilization of the American Indian Series , #224
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lionel Youst is an independent scholar specializing in the history and anthropology of the Pacific Northwest. He resides in Coos Bay, Oregon.

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