Babe points out some issues in the Cherokee legends of old. Was the Uktena really evil, or was he misunderstood and got a bad deal. ...much like the Frankenstein monster. They also had little place for women as heroes in their stories.
If you're the least bit interested... here is the Cherokee legend "The Daughter of the Sun" which tells how and why the Uktena was created.
I'll be at DragonCon this weekend! (Just wandering around, not as an artist.)