The sacred bald eagle or golden eagle was seen as the messenger to the Creator, because it flew higher than all other living things.
Manitoba, Canada takes its name from Lake Manitoba and Manitou and even has a town named Manitou.
Lake Manitoba is marked by Manitou Island, home to the golden eagle.
See the Narrows West Blog.
There are also Bald Eagles in Manitoba.
The Wikipedia entry to Manitoba, Canada, writes:
"The name Manitoba is believed to be derived from the Cree, Ojibwe or Assiniboine languages. The name derives from Cree manitou-wapow or Ojibwa manidoobaa, both meaning "straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit", a place referring to what are now called The Narrows in the centre of Lake Manitoba....Manitoba would be a likely astronomical land survey location for the messenger of the Great Spirit, the Eagle.
The town of Manitou (Wikipedia) is a "community ... shaped like a right-angle triangle ...." It is this "wedge" form that is often used by the ancients to mark the stars of Aquila, the Eagle.
That Manitoba marked Aquila, the Eagle, would be logical for the most ancient survey of Native America, given our previous identification of the Native North America Mounds of Valley City State University in directly neighboring North Dakot, USA, as marking the stars of Ophiuchus, the neighboring large constellation to Aquila.
THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 136 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America
Manitoba Manitou and the Eagle