Published on December 2, 2012 by Casey
Coot plays the role of Earth-Diver in some Native American tribes, being the only animal to succeed at diving to the ocean floor to bring up earth for the Creator or culture hero to make the world with.
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Coots, also known as mudhens, are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Coot Clans include the Menominee tribe (whose Coot Clan is named Kihkih.)