Published on December 4, 2012 by Casey
Herons are symbols of good luck and patience in many Native American tribes. Especially on the Northwest Coast, if Native American fishermen see a heron, it is a good sign for a successful fishing trip. In folklore, however, Heron is often portrayed as a restless loner, probably because herons in nature are solitary creatures except during breeding times. Like cranes, Indian herons are also sometimes associated with vanity and a weakness for flattery.
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Herons are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Heron Clans include the Iroquois tribes and the Menominee (whose Great Blue Heron Clan and its totem are called Saqsakaew.)