Coyote and the Duck Girls
One day Coyote sees a lot of ducks and it makes him hungry just looking at them. So he devises a
plan to put them at ease so he can capture and eat them. He goes up to the ducks dancing along and
singing to himself. The ducks all look at him and wonder what he is doing. He tells them that he is
singing and dancing because it make him feel really good and best of all brings him good luck. The
ducks show interest and want to learn the dance. Coyote teaches them and they start dancing along
and singing. They are so preoccupied that he is able to pick them off, one by one for his dinner, all
except one smart little duck, who only looses he tail feathers as she flies away. That is why today
ducks have short tails.
This is a retold version of a Plains tale.
Coyote and the Duck Girls was hand printed in an edition of 36.