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Hopi Indians

By 7. December 2013 Americas No Comments

golden-eagle_1723011iThis weekend I heard a story about how whilst driving in a Hopi reservation, a wrong turn was taken and a group of people found themselves in a cul-de-sac. As they turned around to retrace their tracks they noticed what seemed like eagle sculptures on each of the 5 house roofs. On closer examination, they were astounded to see that they were in fact live Golden eagles! Apparently the Hopi people in years past used to bind their prayers to their feet, a bird that flies higher than any other,  in order that they would carry their prayers closer to God. They would risk climbing cliffs and the attacks of the mother birds in order to catch chicks, which they would then raise and train for this special tradition.

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