Thomas Doty – Storyteller

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Night and Day at Coyote's Paw

A Story in Progress: During a drama of cultural transition, Doty and Coyote visit the Klamath River village where Doty's ancestors lived. During their day and night in the village, a couple of decades fly by. The Modoc War is raging. The Ghost Dance is in full swing. The old village is covered with dust from wagons rolling along the new wagon road. There's word that an eccentric anthropologist in a makeshift 1920s Auto Blanche is driving their way. And Coyote just wants to go fishing!


This story was commissioned by Jean Maxwell (Ashland, OR), Donn Todt (Corvallis, OR), Mark Teeters (Medford, OR), and Chet Nickerson (Ashland, OR).