So just doing some more research into Betelgeuse and the Native American mythology especially the Hopi as it relates to the Blue Kachina/Red Kachina myth. So I found out that the animal symbol for Betelgeuse is the Badger, I have posted a myth from the Lakota Tribe and it's quite interesting in that it specifically talks about a Bear and also the Badger creating a warrior from Buffalo Blood (Bison and Buffalo are interchanged in America). It is interesting to note that the Lakota Tribe say the belt stars of Orion are the spine of the Bison.
It's also interesting to note that when the Badger creates the warrior out of the Bison blood (and specifically notes it is a big red clot of blood) with help of the Great Spirit the Badger calls the warrior his son and the son calls the Badger his father. The warrior is armed with a magic arrow and ends up defeating the Bear and driving him out of the Badger's home which he had invaded and taken control over.
The Hopi say that the Kachina Honan is associated with the Badger. It is also important to note that the Kachina's are their symbols for the divine souls.