The Native American headdress is a well-known symbol of strength and bravery to the indigenous people of North America – mostly in the Great Plains region. They have been worn by the most powerful and influential members of a tribe who earned each feather from performing a brave act. Using eagle feathers in the headdress symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom. The eagle is believed to be a messenger of the Great Spirit. Their feathers are revered and worn for special ceremonial occasions. Headdresses are also beautiful works of art.