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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Coyote's Fishnet

A Nez Perce Indian legend tells how Coyote and Black Bear had a falling out

 

—while fishing here long ago —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Coyote's Fishnet Marker
Inscription. Coyote, the all-powerful animal spirit, was having a good time until Black Bear, the busybody, began to tease him. Finally losing his temper, Coyote tossed his huge fishnet onto the hills across the river. To teach Black Bear a lesson, Coyote threw him to the top of the hill on this side and turned him to stone. The Nez Perce people know just where to look for the net and unfortunate bear.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 262.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 26.51′ N, 116° 53.568′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 12 one mile east of Nez Perce Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a scenic pull-out overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (here, next to this marker); Nez Perce Village (a few steps from this marker); Spalding's Mission (approx. 3.6 miles
Coyote's Fishnet Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Coyote's Fishnet Marker (wide view)
away); The First Capital (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lewis Clark State College (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mackenzie's Post (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Idaho's First Capitol (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Coyote's Fishnet Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. Coyote's Fishnet Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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