Warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member of the tribe. However, the warrior was not just given the feather. The warrior had to prepare himself to receive such an honor and that often require days of fasting and meditation.
Acoma Brave Pueblo Indian "I add my breath to your breath that we shall be as one people." --Pueblo proverb Acoma Pueblo people are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, Mogollon, and other ancient peoples.