Antelope | Bear | Cat | Cheetah
Deer | Dog | Eagle | Hummingbird | Lion
Mouse | Owl | Seal | Shark| Tiger | Zebra
The eagle is a majestic bird that soars freely in the skies above earth's most sacred land and
wilderness areas. In North America there are two distinct species of eagles, the golden and the
bald. The bald eagle with its white-feathered head has a wingspread of up to seven feet, while
the Golden is uniform in color and smaller. Both have strong talons, which they use to grasp
and capture prey. They hunt during the day for fish and small mammals.
North American Indians honored eagle as Kwiki and used its down feathers in a most sacred
ceremony to bless the totem pole. Eagle was their protector, watchman and guide. Plains
Indians used its sacred wing feathers to celebrate Great Spirit in ceremonies. They sent
their prayers for peace and good harvest to Great Spirit on the wings of eagle. They realized
that eagle was a messenger sent by Great Spirit to improve their culture.