Coyote claws are traditionally carried to keep one protected and hidden while traveling and especially while working.
3, 9, or 21 claws can be strung on leather or cord, with or without coyote teeth and worn or carried.
Coyote is known as a trickster, a shapeshifter, an illusionist and a creator. He is a shaman and magician, as well as a bit of a rogue. He can sing things into being and cause fantastic turns of events.
In many stories, he is credited with stealing fire from the gods for mankind - setting his tail on fire and receiving his distinctive markings in the process.
Coyote can navigate through desolation and find water - he can travel at dusk unseen. He can hunt or move alone or in packs. He can outsmart his pursuers and appear behind them. He can chew off his foot to escape a trap.
Traditionally, these are used by scouts, smugglers, and those who must go unseen, unbothered or undetected, and benefit from Coyote's particular abilities.
These teeth have been blessed with smoke and Coyote's oil.