in the south west native american folklore/belief/mythos, the coyote has allways ben known as the trickster.
in the apache belief system alone there are 60 + stories of the coyote and how he tries to swindle/trick/
take advantage of the people (indians). i really have a hard time believing that the hopi/navaho would
name thier only plane after him. a more believable name would, to me,be something like the Scout or the Brave.