A while back I posted a Guardians of the Watchtower Banishing Spell
which you could use as an example for calling the Archangels.
The Native Americans have what's called a medicine wheel. In it they associate certain animals with the directions & elements. The different nations differ slightly but the most common are...
Buffalo, the buffalo was a big source of sustenance and abundance especially for the midwest & plains tribes. It was a source of food, clothing, skins for shelter, teeth & bones for beads, tools & instruments. (some tribes use Moose as moose was also a means of food or Bear as they spent the winter within the earth during hibernation)
Mouse, fire represents passion & energy. The mouse is a bundle of energy & procreates more than any other mammal. (some tribes use the wolf for it's energy in running down prey and the passion of it's howl)
: Eagle, other then the obvious connection with air & flying. The Eagle is considered the messenger to the Great Spirit, carrying the prayers of the people up into the Heavens. (other common birds are the hawk & owl)
Bear, associating the bear to water may seem a bit odd. They lumber along in an easy going stride like a slow flowing river. But when the bear stirs angrily, it's wrath is like a mighty Hurricane. (Snakes with their rippled stride can also represent water, their shedding of the skin represents the changes of water from liquid to steam to solid)
If you know some of the animals in your totem or a strong affection for specific animals, it's perfectly fine to use them. Just consider their attributes and place them in the elemental position that feels right to you.
Hope that helps!