Erland Øvergård

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Eagle Catcher This man is thought to be Sioux, probably from Northwestern Nebraska. This is a posed shot. Full-sized eagles were not caught by hand, but in baited pits. Eagle feathers had special ceremonial significance to the Plains tribes. Photographed in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis

Photograph of an Indian Eagle Catcher. It was made in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis ~ The illustration documents a Hidatsa Indian standing on large rock overlooking valley. He is holding an eagle that he has caught.