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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Eagles

Lords of the Air

 

—Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices —

 
Eagles Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Eagles Marker
Inscription.

To the Plains Indians, the eagle was a lord of the air, symbolizing both ferocity and purity. It flies high in the atmosphere where the air is the clearest and where, in the belief of many Indians, the Great Spirit resides. In fact, it was said that eagle feathers brush the face of the Great Spirit. Warriors gathered eagle feathers in order to embody the eagle's keen predatory skills within themselves. Feathers were also worn to show how many enemies a warrior had killed.
 
Location. 37° 41.493′ N, 97° 20.995′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Click for map. The marker is on the Keeper of the Plains plaza, at the confluence of the Big and Little Arksansas Rivers, about 500 feet ESE of the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Seneca Street, Wichita KS 67203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chiefs (here, next to this marker); Way of the Horse (here, next to this marker); Ceremonial Pipes (here, next to this marker); Tipis (here, next to this marker); Dream Animals (here, next to this marker); Ceremony
Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Keeper of the Plains Plaza Markers
(l-r) Dream Animals, Tipis, Ceremonial Pipes, Chiefs, Eagles, and Way of the Horse
(a few steps from this marker); Keeper of the Plains (a few steps from this marker); Warriors (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Symbolic Meanings of the Eagle and the Eagle Feathers. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Keeper of the Plains Plaza. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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