Golden Eagle clan ring
Clan ring product information
Title: Giniw N'Doodem (The War Eagle Is My Clan)
Type: Ojibwe-style graphic overlay ring featuring an Eagle clan symbol
Materials: 14K white gold, 14K red gold interior
Width: 0.135 inch / 8 mm
Price from: 1,047.00 USD* / 1,380.00 CAD*
Item # 9-4 G
Giniw N'Doodem ring executed in sterling silver:
Price: from 405.00 USD* / 445.00 CAD*
Item # 9-4 S
Prices are indicative and depend on ring sizes, the current gold or silver price, and the current exchange rates.
*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card and live and work on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
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Mishoomis Giniw, the Black-headed War Eagle
In earlier times, the Eagle doodem used to be once one of the smaller Leadership clans in Anishinaabe society. However, the number of Eagle doodem members grew when new members whose paternal ancestors were Euro-Americans were assigned to this doodem. Nowadays the combined Eagle clans (Giniw, Migizi) are among the most numerous Anishinaabe doodemag across the United States and Canada.
Giniw, the War or Golden Eagle, is an Omishoomisimaa (Grandfather) who is looked upon as protector of Ziigwan, the Spring Time Spirit of the East, and as a Spirit that watches over all women of the Nation. He represents closeness to GICHI-MANIDOO, the Great Mystery... Giniw is honored for his vision, as he sees the inclusive whole. Like the bald eagle, he is the prayer carrier and messenger of the Anishinaabe Peoples. As he soars across the skies, one knows he is carrying the prayers to the Great Mystery.
Carrying an eagle feather is a sacred act. Traditionally, to be given a feather from Mishoomis Giniw is the highest honor one can receive. It must be given only to those who have earned it, and it must never be taken by force. It comes along with great responsibilities since the power of a feather is believed to come from the Thunderbirds; a person who is worthy of bearing an eagle feather must therefore acknowledge that he is recognized by the Thunderbirds themselves as being able to use their formidable spirit powers...