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Coyote Story

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Coyote And His Children

Coyote was married, but he and his wife had only one child. They were alone, with no neighbors. Coyote thought this was bad. He wanted to marry another wife, and have many children. He begged and begged, but his wife wouldn't let him. Finally, she told him to marry again. Coyote did so, and had five children. Each had a different language, and they established five rancherias: Ensen, Rumsien, Ekheya (Esselen), Kakonta, and Wacharones. Coyote went back to his first wife. He said, "Now, it's good. Now we have many neighbors."

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