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Walela is the Cherokee Indian name for hummingbird.

Totem (above) of a hummingbird in the style of
Northwest Native American tribes

Aerial view (above) of a giant hummingbird etching
in the desert at Nazca, Peru

For an overview of the importance of hummingbirds in Native American Cultures, see American Indians & Hummers.

For a selection of Native American tales, myths, and stories, go to Hummingbird Tales Index.

For some renderings of Native American hummingbird artifacts, see Kachinas & Totems.

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