The U.S. Eagle Repository on the outskirts of Denver is the only legal supplier of bald eagle parts used in Native American religious ceremonies.
Feb. 23, 2012 A bald eagle perches in a tree at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, Md., on the Eastern Shore. Blackwater was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory birds. The once nearly extinct bald eagles continues to rebound nationwide — which also means that finding hurt and dead eagles in the Washington area has become increasingly common. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo