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North American: Wolf said that a human could be brought back from the dead with an arrow, but the Coyote thought the dead should stay dead. Then Coyote's son died and he pleaded with Wolf to bring him back. Wolf said no, because Coyote was right; dead should stay dead.
The coyote (Canis latrans) was adopted as South Dakota's state animal in 1949. Native to the desert southwest, the coyote now ranges from Alaska, throughout most of Canada and the USA, and south to central America. In South Dakota, the coyote (also called prairie wolf) is found in the greatest numbers in the Black Hills and along the Missouri River and its tributaries