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Dan Flores is the A. B. Hammond Professor of History at the University of Montana, Missoula. He is the author of numerous books including "Horizontal Yellow: Nature & History in the Near Southwest" & "Caprock Canyonlands: Journies into the Heart of the Southern Plains", & the editor of "Jefferson & show more Southwestern Exploration: The Freeman & Custis Accounts of the Red River Expedition of 1806" (University of Oklahoma Press). 050 show less

Includes the names: Dan Flores, Dan L. Flores

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Associated Works

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (2018) — Foreword, some editions — 275 copies
A World We Thought We Knew: New Readings in Utah History (1995) — Contributor — 12 copies


Common Knowledge

Legal name
Flores, Dan Louie
Vivian, Louisiana, USA
Places of residence
Florence, Montana, USA
Texas A&M University (PhD)
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (BA, MA)
American Association for Environmental History
American Historical Association
Western History Association
Montana State History Association
Texas Institute of Letters
Short biography
Dan Flores is the A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of many books on aspects of western US history. Flores lives just outside Sante Fe, New Mexico.



TW/CW: Some sexuality, stories of animal attacks, death of coyotes, mild language

RATING: 4.5/5

REVIEW: Coyote America is a non-fiction book which focuses on the evolution, survival, and importance of the coyote (canis latrans) – which happens to be my favorite wild animal.

I found this book to be really fascinating. The first part of the book covers the Native American legends and scientific evolution of the coyote. The second part talks mainly about the attempts by American government (and ranchers) to destroy them, and the final section talks about coyote expansion into cities and how they are learning to co-habitate with humans.

The author seems to be very pro-coyote, which I definitely approve of.

This was a fascinating book to me and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about one of the Americas’ most fascinating indigenous animals.
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Anniik | 15 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
fascinating look into the history of this hardy predator...
prasta | 15 other reviews | Nov 17, 2022 |
I live in an area where we almost daily hear of a coyote sighting, so this book spurred my curiosity. It covers the history of the coyote in the Americas, starting with legends of the past and moving into the dispersion of the coyote into areas where they have not historically been present.

Coyotes are now prevalent in all urban areas. Their biology predisposes them to survive and thrive, and the science behind their persistence is explained in detail. This book paints them in a positive light. It is geared toward treating coyotes with environmentally sound methods, rather than repeating the prior history of attempting to annihilate them.

I think the response to this book will depend on how much the reader already knows about the coyote. It is oriented toward those with little previous exposure. I found it worthwhile, but it does not cover much new ground.
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Castlelass | 15 other reviews | Oct 30, 2022 |
I just kept falling asleep every time I read it. Maybe I'll revisit this, I skimmed through a lot of the book (1/3rd) and just didn't' find myself captivated. I have a rule that if the book will be a slog to get through, I just abandon it. (See the other Limbos in the list). But like all Limbo'd books, I may revisit one day. Who knows.
bhiggs | 15 other reviews | Jul 26, 2021 |



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