Through the Eye of the Feather Native American Visions by Gail Tuchman
The feather is a spiritual symbol for Native American Nations from east to west. In strong voice, the personal vision of the feather is explained by men and women of six different tribal backgrounds: Apache (Lipan and Mescalero), Cherokee, Crow, Navajo, Lakota Sioux, and Algonquian.
"When you look at a feather, you have all your heart and soul in it. You feel all the anger, all the blessing that comes with it - all the tears that fall for that feather in praying for forgiveness and in seeking blessing. The feather is a medium of communication with the supernatural beings or our spiritual messenger. There are feathers for every occasion - for making rain for success in hunting and fishing, for protection of homes, and for curing the sick. We use them in lullabies, love songs, corn grinding, and social dancing." -- Andrew Thomas, Navajo "To look through the eye of the feather would take me that place of vision where I can see what's real and what's not. -- Apache Holy Woman Hardback, c1994, 95 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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