From Randy Macey, 3 January 2000
When the world was new, the Creator made all the birds. He coloured 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. 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. That feather must have sacred tobacco burnt for it. 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 will make a little home where the feather will be kept. The Eagle
feather must be fed. You feed the Eagle Feather by holding or wearing the feather at sacred
ceremonies. By doing this the Eagle Feather is recharged with sacred energy.
Never abuse, never disrespect, and never contaminate your Eagle Feather. Only real human
men and women carry the Eagle Feather. The Mohawk man will have three Eagle Feathers
standing straight up on his Kahstowa (feather hat). this is what I know about the sacred
Eagle Feather, Tho..
(Courtesy of Ron 'Bigbear' Goddard and Randy Macey)