Thompson - Coyote and Buffalo
In the Kalispelm country he also did many remarkable things. He ran a race around a hill with the Buffalo, who was a cannibal. The winner was to eat the loser. If Buffalo won, he would continue to kill and eat men but, if Coyote won, then men would eat buffalo. The latter was very swift of foot, and could easily outrun Coyote, who got the best of the race by running through the hill, and thus always keeping ahead. They ran around the hill four times; and Coyote, reaching the goal first, transformed the Buffalo, saying, `Henceforth you will be a common buffalo, and men will hunt you, and eat your flesh.'
Taken from: Myths and Tales from Nicola Valley and Fraser River collected by James Alexander Teit, 1911