Misc. sources - Native American Indians - Head dress
Type of Spiritual Experience
We have seen in other systems that when you merge with the Higher spirit, the energy reaches your 'crown chakra' you have achieved either moksha or annihilation. In the Native American culture you became a chief or Holy man and the ability you had gained was signified by your head dress, which looks like a halo or a crown.
The use of eagle feathers was also symbolic. An eagle is one of the highest flying birds – it flies up to heaven, physical heaven at least, so an eagle headdress symbolised a high flyer – one on the Red road and heading to the Sun
A description of the experience