An adaptation of a traditional Blackfoot myth, Old Man Coyote, The Supernatural Trickster shows that while trickery can sometimes get you what you want, it can also backfire and cause harm to those who are unsuspecting.
The oral tradition upon which Native Americans are nurtured remains the prime source for Vizenor's explorations of meaningful existence and mortality. In China, Vizenor discovers a mythic figure that links to the "trickster" in Native American myth
Professor Hyde discussed his book, Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The book examines the "Trickster" myth in several world cultures and mythologies.