The Golden Eagle is the high warrior of the Plains. The one predator that rules the skies, untouched and unmatched by any other living being. Golden Eagles are one of the most respected birds and are a close relative. They are helpers, watchers, and protectors of the skies. They make their way occasionally to the edge of the Great Plains and cross through Minnesota but can be mislabeled as immature Bald Eagles which are more prevalent and all over the landscape. Golden Eagles will hunt rabbits and prairie dogs but can scavenge larger prey such as deer. Golden Eagles mate for life and will travel together.
Golden Eagle feathers are used by our Lakota relatives and can be spotted throughout Indian Country. The Golden Eagle is also present in many Lakota creation and traditional stories that have been passed on for many generations.