Eagles weigh an average of 12 pounds with a wingspan of up to seven feet and a body length of nearly three feet. Eagles are lighter than they appear, as the bulk of an eagle is its feathers. An eagle’s eyes are up to eight times sharper than that of humans and contain many more color-sensitive cones. Located on the side of the head, their eyes provide a wide field of view. The Native Indians saw the Eagle as a symbol for great strength, leadership and vision. If an individual has been going through a hard time, eagle not only signals a new beginning, but provides that person with the stamina and resilience to endure the difficulties.