Bald Eagle


Eagle and Raven tell their own versions of how, before the light, Eagle and Raven carried the Great Spirit across the world. As they travelled he ate and drank, becoming heavier, and Raven, sneaking food and drink for himself, became too tired to help. Tired and frustrated, Eagle angrily drops them from his back and they fall to the ground. Worried he has killed his friends, Eagle flies down to their motionless bodies but the Great Spirit reaches up and grabs his head-feathers, turning them white. Eagle is horrified, but Great Spirit tells him that is what he gets for having no sense of humor.