The National Eagle Repository is an agency of the US Federal Government, located at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal northeast of Denver, Colorado, that serves as a storehouse of dead eagles and eagle body parts.
Under US eagle feather law, it is illegal for anyone in the United States to possess eagle feathers or body parts for any reason, regardless of the means by which they were obtained, unless they are a qualified Native American from a nationally registered tribe.
Whenever a bald or golden eagle is found dead, it is shipped to the National Eagle Repository for cataloguing and processing. Qualified Native Americans then apply to the Repository for eagle parts to be used in their traditional religious ceremonial practice. The National Eagle Repository processes about 6000 such requests per year, fulfilling orders from its treasure trove of approximately 2000 dead eagles received per year.