Published on December 2, 2012 by Casey
Many Native American tribes have negative opinions about bluejays because of their noisy, aggressive behavior. In legends, bluejays often play the role of nosy gossip, bully, or selfish thief. But in some Northwestern tribes, Bluejay is a more ambivalent trickster character– still selfish, greedy, and mischievous most of the time, but also clever, entertaining, and helpful to humankind.
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Blue Jay is also used as a clan animal in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Blue Jay Clans include the Hopi.