Native American Indian and the Bald Eagle

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University of Phoenix | The American Indian and the Bald Eagle | Com 220 | | Tamara Lowe | 5/10/2009 | | The American Indian and The Bald Eagle Native American Indians have been living in America long before the white man ever came here. There were probably about 10 million Indians living in North America at the time the “white man” arrived. The first Native Americans were believed to have arrived during the last ice-age. Somewhere around 20,000-30,000 years ago and they came through a land-bridge across the Bering Sound, from northeastern Siberia into Alaska. The name “Indian” was given by Christopher Columbus who believed mistakenly that the mainland and islands of America were part of the Indies in Asia.…show more content…
Some of the birds wanted all land so they would have more food. Other birds wanted all water because they liked it that way. They eventually could not decide so they appointed Eagle as their chief and he was to decide for them. The Eagle decided on land and then asked who would go and search for the land. The Dove volunteered and flew away. He came back after four days and said that he could not find land anywhere. The Crawfish came along and Eagle asked him if he would go. The Crawfish disappeared under the water and after four days came up to the surface with some dirt in his claws. Crawfish made a ball of the dirt and handed it to Chief Eagle, who flew away with it for four days. When Eagle returned he told the council that there was now land and that an island had been formed. Gradually, the island grew bigger and bigger and the water became lower and lower. More islands appeared and grew together forming the earth. (Manasco, 1985) Almost every Native American tribe has significant stories about the eagle. One story from the Walla Walla tribe concerns the two identical wing feathers found close to the breast on each wing. The two feathers are called “THE TWINS”. These feathers are aerodynamic and able to be twisted by the bird to give a smooth level effortless flight, when riding thermal currents. Indians in their superb wisdom, learned from their observation of the eagle. They had

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