Dobie et al.'s
Coyote Wisdom is now available as a free e-book at the UNT Digital
Library and The Portal to Texas History.
This especially substantial folkish son-of-a-gun stew concocted by J.
Frank Dobie and associates is distinguished by a wide variety of
materials, ranging from the simplest recording of single items, like
anecdotes, folk remedies or sayings, through the skillfully retold
primitive legend, to the scientific, though quite idiomatic,
anthropological report, and to the scholarly analysis of the philosophy
of the folk. The theme and hero of the volume, Old Man Coyote, is animal
and folk character. Indian legends are well represented in Coyote
Wisdom, a Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.