Whatever Happened to Professor Coyote? a journey to the heart of the hand game by Bill Rathbun. In this one-of-a-kind book, the author takes the reader on a journey to the Heart of the Handgame, the fascinating gambling game of song and power known by various names and played by many Indian tribes.
Part myth, part mystery, and part song-book, Whatever Happened to Professor Coyote? teaches the Hand Game through stories and songs. More, it carries the reader through ceremonies and sacred dances, culminating in the Bear Dance where, every year, tribes of human-people and animal-people learn to get along with one another.
Adventure/mystery story and anthropological source material combined, this book carries the reader on wings of myth and song, moving back and forth through ordinary reality to magical moments, singing in Indian time.