Cheyenne legend: An eagle is trapped in a dead elk's antlers. After asking for help from a warrior who is out hunting, he is set free. The eagle is so grateful that his life has been saved that before flying away, he tells the man to go to the other side of a hill & to look below. There the warrior sees his reward, a stallion Appaloosa covered with black and white spots exactly like an eagle's feathers. **Spotted eagle feathers come only from the tail section of immature golden eagles.