Kutcha is traditionally revered in various forms by various peoples and appears in many legends: as a key figure in creation , as a fertile ancestor of mankind, as a mighty shaman and as a trickster . He is a popular subject of the animist stories of the Chukchi people and plays a central role in the mythology of the Koryaks and Itelmens of Kamchatka . Many of the stories regarding Kutkh are similar to those of the Raven among the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast , indicating a long history of indirect cultural contact between Asian and North American peoples.
The eagle is a common form in the Anglican tradition, often used to support the Bible because of the symbolism of spreading the gospel over the world. Additional symbolic meanings for "eagle" include the pronouncements to the Israelites in Exodus 19:4; Psalms 103:5 and Isaiah 40:31. The United States eagle feather law stipulates that only individuals of certifiable Native American ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers for religious or spiritual reasons.  In Canada, the poaching of eagle feathers for the booming . market has sometimes resulted in the arrests of First Nations person for the crime.