According to Pretty Shields the Chickadee ( a small wren-like bird) might be small, but it is worthy of respect. She learned this from her grandmother, Seven Stars. Her grandmother did not respect the Chickadee when it gave her information and paid a high cost. Later, another of her family apologized to the chickadee and told her that the power of the chickadee would be in the family forever. The chickadee gives them promonitions about weather and births/deaths in the village.