About this object

Iconographic meaning

Hillary Stewart notes that on the Northwest Coast the eagle is "a symbol of power and prestige...Many myths and legends surround the Eagle; eagle down, a symbol of peace and friendship, was, and still is, sprinkled before guests in welcome dances and on other ceremonial occasions (1979:54)."

Physical description

Silver bracelet with engraved American eagle and floral design. Eagle has downward curving beak and both wings spread wide. Cross-hatching design in background, and floral shapes flanking the central figure. A slim undecorated border around the edges. The ends are slightly tapered and close with a metal hook clasp that also has the floral design.