Hailey Bretana

Oklahoma State Flag What does the 7 Eagle feathers mean?

Asked by Hailey Bretana 2 years ago general


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was thinking they represented seven specific tribes, but I think it
might be similar to the seven seven-pointed stars on the flag of the
Cherokee Nation representing the seven Cherokee clans.

The
Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and
their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw
soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of
an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle
feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the
calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the
shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals.
Here you get more information about Feather Flags.

by Mayme Sun 2 years ago

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