The Eagle's Gift, Tuma Theatre/Theatre UAF, 1993
The Eagle's Gift (1993)
The fox spirits beginthe play
Root woman and theentanglement people are pained by the death of the Eagle
Root Woman hearsthe Eagle Mother's Call
Blood Woman (rear)brings the young couple to the mother of the Giant Eagle they killed. The old Eagle motherasks them why they killed her son.
Eagle Mothertransforms into a young Shaman-woman and begins to heal the ills of the young couple whokilled her son. She then teaches them the ways of their ancestors, and the way to sing anddance. Singing and dancing brings the Eagle's spirit back to his mother.
Red fox spiritcostume made from chip bags. To read about why we made spirit costumes fromchip bags,
To see more photos of the recycledcostumes
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