The Eagle Feather
by Randy Macey, Mohawk
When the world was new, the Creator made all the birds. He colored their feathers like a bouquet of flowers. The Creator then gave each a distinct song to sing. The Creator instructed the birds to greet each new day with a chorus of their songs. Of all the birds, our Creator chose the Eagle to be the leader.
The Eagle flies the highest and sees the furthest of all creatures. The Eagle is a messenger to the Creator. During the Four Sacred Rituals, we will wear an Eagle Feather in our hair. To wear or to hold the Eagle Feather causes our Creator to take immediate notice. With the Eagle Feather the Creator is honored in the highest.
When one receives an Eagle Feather, that person is being acknowledged with gratitude, with love, and with ultimate respect. Sacred tobacco must be burned for that feather. In this way the Eagle and the Creator are notified of the name of the new Eagle Feather Holder. The holder of the Eagle Feather must ensure that anything that changes the natural state of ones mind (Alcohol and Drugs) must never come in contact with the sacred Eagle Feather. The keeper of the feather then makes a little home where the feather will be kept.
The Eagle feather must be fed. One feeds the Eagle Feather by holding or wearing the feather at sacred ceremonies. By doing this, the Eagle Feather is recharged with sacred energy. One must never abuse, never disrespect, and never contaminate his Eagle Feather.
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