the eagleby Chris M. cgm carvings
this is a Haida style eagle Recommended Features
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Review on the eagleEAGLE
The noble Eagle is seen as a symbol of power and prestige. Eagle also has a strong connection to peace. This species is still plentiful in the Pacific Northwest. They have long been a source of artistic inspiration for both traditional and contemporary Native artists.
The Eagle is considered an important Clan crest and is frequently depicted on totem poles, masks, prints and jewelry.
Eagle down, considered sacred, was used in ceremonies to welcome someone in friendship. "Down" was sprinkled on the ground before an important visitor came into the tribe. Eagle feathers are used for smudging and praying. The feathers were also given as a symbolic offering to bestow honour for acts of courage and wisdom.
The Cree consider each feather as having special meaning and distinction. They make up the Cree dancers regalia and must be earned one at a time.
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