Bedtime Buckaroos: “Coyote and the Bear: A Pawnee Story”

Posted on November 16, 2020 by Seth "from Marketing" Spillman in

Join us Monday evenings as we spark imaginations by hosting virtual bedtime stories with “Bedtime Buckaroos,” presented Paycom.

Story time plays a vital role in introducing children to the magic of books. Each week we’ll feature a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers and Museum staff.

This story comes from an anthology of Pawnee Mythology where the character of the coyote is often one of a trickster.

About the Reader

Marcus “Quese IMC” Frejo was born in Oklahoma. He is from the Wolf band of Pawnee and Bear clan of Seminole Indigenous People. He also has roots from Silao, Guanajuato. Quese IMC has been writing, performing hip-hop since the age of 7. Quese IMC has performed both national and international worldwide and also keynotes and does workshops on topics ranging from cultural awareness, empowerment and lead­ership, hip-hop, art and activism, social justice, organizing and healthy lifestyles. He continues to work with and within indigenous communities across the country, as well as inner-city youth programs, high schools, universities, youth conferences, multi-cultural impact building and cultural exchanges.

About the Illustrator

Khyjuan Mansker is an American fine artist noted for his amazing creative art on wood. He is married with four beautiful kids. Khyjuan has lived in Oklahoma for most of his life. Attended Platt College in Tulsa where he studied commerical arts. However, he realized that his talent was sufficient enough to make a great living creating even more. He was commissioned to do several portraits, flyers and logos. He has participated in many design contests across the U.S., winning first place in Wisconsin and New York. These contests gave him recognition by the eyes of Russell Simmons, Russell Westbrook among others. Now he uses prismacolors of wood to create pieces that are truly Khujuan of a kind!

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