Winged creatures are almost universally regarded as symbols of spirituality.
Is there any evidence to regard them as such in this tale?
Bald-Eagle has fire.
Meadow-Lark has far sight.
Rice-Bird can play dead.
Not a bad ‘trawl’.
On his way back to the lodge to re-instate ‘natural law’, Bald-Eagle creates a valley with his wings.
This valley alerts Skunk to Bald-Eagle’s cognisance of his ruse.
It is tempting to regard the rest of the action of the story as taking place within this ‘wing-formed’ valley.
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