Native American Artifacts and Birds of Prey

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Wingmasters returns to the Central Library with their Native American Artifacts and Birds of Prey program! 

From Wingmasters: "Native Americans revered birds of prey for their majestic appearance as well as for their hunting prowess. To invoke the spirit of these powerful predators, Native peoples followed the ancient tradition of wearing or carrying bird of prey feathers. They also admired the subtle beauty of raptor feathers, from the black-and-white tail feathers of juvenile golden eagles to the wing feathers of hawks and falcons, patterned with arrowhead-shaped markings. The strong connection between raptors and Native Americans suggested this program. It combines 4 LIVE birds of prey with authentic artifacts, many of museum quality, and both explains and shows how different Native American cultures transformed natural materials into objects of beauty and drama. Crafts displayed at this program range from shields and headdresses to clothing and jewelry."

About Wingmasters: The wildlife rehabilitators at WINGMASTERS care for injured birds of prey at their center in Leverett, Massachusetts. Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped. WINGMASTERS provides a home for these non-releasable raptors, and introduces them to others through educational programs. Since 1994 WINGMASTERS has presented over 10,000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England.

For ages 8 and up only. 

Questions? Contact Keri at 

Start Time: 
2:00 PM
End Time: 
3:00 PM

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