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

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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
Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 10th 2005 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1997)
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Amy Tanikawa
Oct 18, 2012 Amy Tanikawa rated it really liked it
Hard to get through, stopped and started several times. The content is amazing and presents a clear picture of a Native American woman's life on the Oregon Coast from 1910-1960. The writer is a bit dry and I wanted a feminine voice reflecting Annie's story. For example, being forced from your home and carrying a 6-month old baby on the trek from Coos Bay to Yachats along the beach may have a different perspective written by a woman. I found myself wanting to rewrite her story and give it more ...more
Feb 23, 2014 Gina rated it liked it
It's interesting because I recently read a biography that had too much detail and dragged. This has a lot of detail, where it does feel like every possible scrap of information was used. Maybe it is because there was simply not as much information available, but it did not drag. There was a lot of interesting information about Oregon Coast natives, and interesting details on how language was studied, but also you got a feel for Annie herself.
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