Chaptikwl are:

The ancient stories of the animals, they are the Coyote stories, they are the creation stories of the world before human-beings from a time before spirit had human form.  Some chaptikwl are also from the time of the humans. Most always the chaptikwl are used as a guide to how we should live as people in balance with the elements, animals, our emotions and with each other, in a good way, in the Sinixt/Salish way. 

Here's a few chaptikwl and some stories:

Recommended Reading

  • Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket)