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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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