The Eagle is considered to be a messenger to God. It was given the honor of carrying the prayers of man between the World of Earth and the World of Spirit, where the Creator and grandfathers reside. To wear or hold an Eagle feather ♤ causes the Creator to take immediate notice. With the Eagle feather, the Creator is honored in the highest way.
Many dancers use Eagle feathers as part of their regalia, often dancing in circles. The Cherokee has an Eagle Dance. If for any reason an eagle feather is dropped, it needs to be cleansed.
The recipient of an Eagle feather must have shown acts of bravery or righteousness to be given such an honor.