Many tribes, among them the cherokee, Iroquois, Iowa, and Choctaw,
performed Eagle Dances for many different reasons: to create or cement
friendships, ensure a successful hunt or battle, cure sickness
(particularly "eagle sickness"), or make peace between antagonistic
tribes. The dances all had in common dancers who moved, and sometimes
dressed, like eagles, usually carrying a wand with eagle tail or
tailfeathers attached. The Eagle Dance was made up of a series of songs
and dances, and often included a recitation of brave deeds of the most
courageous warriors.

Flying Eagle by Babe. ©

Shield by Silverhawk. ©