White Eagle: The Law on Mount Adams

Pahto was a powerful Law,

standing up toward the sky for the whole world to see.

Wisdom was in the White Eagle,

to watch and guard the whole world.

Life was in the White Eagle,

to grow foods and give life to the people.

Carved bone eagle feather by Chico Matta.

Text provided by Marilyn Skahan-Malatare, Curator, Yakama Nation Museum

Notes from the restoration of Millennium Plaza, 2023: 

The original carved bone feather was stolen from the plaza and replaced with a carved wood replica by Michael Gray.