The Eagle feather is considered the greatest honour when gifted to a person. To receive an eagle feather means you are held in the highest respect. Eagle feathers are also used to smudge and bless people, places, things and gatherings. You will also see some people have eagle feathers in their traditional regalia’s, which they have also been gifted or earned. Eagle feathers are not taken from an animal, only when they collected after they have fallen off, or when an eagle has passed, ceremonies are often performed when this happens as a sign of respect for this gift from the Eagle.