http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/nati ... eity=RAVEN
Searching further, I found out the name Kwekwaxawe comes specifically from the Kwakiutl Indians.
What's interesting is that some sites mention that Raven is a "Transformer", one who can transform things.Raven (Kwekwaxa'we in the Kwakiutl language, also spelled Kewkwaxa'we or KwÃªkwaxÃ¢'wÃª): Raven is the culture hero of the Kwakiutl and other Northwest Coast tribes.
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/totems/ ... /raven.php
http://www.native-languages.org/transformer.htm"Raven was not thought of as a god. He was thought of as the transformer, the trickster. He was the being that changed things-sometimes quite by accident, sometimes on purpose."
One theory I have based on all this is that the reason Kwekwaxawe was worshiped by the Native Americans around the Devil's Pit is because they were putting a face on the weird happenings of Silent Hill. Playing Downpour, I noticed how it seemed almost like the town was sentient, messing around with Murphy. The Native Americans may have noticed this "sentience" and believed that it resided at the Devil's Pit, hence why they used to call it Nest of the Raven, Kwekwaxawe Kanesda.In some tribal traditions, the Transformer creates men from animals, animals from men, or both; in all of them, he transforms the landscape and changes monsters into ordinary creatures or inanimate objects. In some tribes, the Trickster and Transformer characters have merged together, usually in the character of Coyote or Raven (who are sometimes referred to as "Trickster-Transformer" for that reason.)