Bald and Golden Eagles: Laws & Related Information
Pacific Region

Feather Items

For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used eagle parts and feathers for religious and cultural purposes, including healing, marriage and naming ceremonies. Recognizing the significance of eagles to Native Americans, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the National Eagle Repository in the early 1970s to provide Native Americans with the carcasses, parts and feathers of golden and bald eagles for religious purposes. Only enrolled members of federally recognized tribes may apply to receive and possess eagle carcasses, parts and feathers from the Repository for religious purposes.

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Last updated: February 26, 2010
Bald and Golden Eagles: Laws and Related Information
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