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Opinion: Lakota values soar with the eagles

Opinion: Lakota values soar with the eagles

Part 16 of our Winged Warnings series

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- In old times, the feathers of eagles commemorated a great act by a warrior in a Great Plains tribe. My father explains that only the feathers of wanbli gleska , or young bald eagles, were used because they were known as the solar bird, flying so high that they touched the heavens, carrying people's prayers.

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