In Cherokee mythology, Kanati was the First Man and guardian of the hunt. It was Kanati who taught the people the skill of hunting.
His name probably derived from the Cherokee word for "hunter," Kanohalidohi. (Though it is often translated as "Lucky Hunter" in English,
it does not have that meaning in Cherokee... and in fact Kanati was not 'lucky' at hunting in any version of the myth we know of, instead
being careful, responsible, and fair in distributing game animals to the people.)