Definition of eagle dance
: a widespread American Indian ritual dance especially for rain among the Pueblos and for cure and peace among the Iroquois that is derived from the calumet dance and is performed by two or four men commonly with artificial wings bound to their arms and with movements which are imitative of eagles
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