To Native-Americas the wolf is a friend, an important part of the world and something to be respected. Wolves are in most Native-American myth, legends and stories.
In the clan system there are many ''Wolf Clans'' from various Native Nations. A powerful totem to many.
The Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) the wolf in the creation story is powerful. The Creator sent man and wolf to ''Turtle Island'', together they named all the creatures on earth and then went their seperate ways, but are linked forever.