The legend of the Indian paintbrush

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In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend.

Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had a Dream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was as pure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter of the tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints from the brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset.

How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola , in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of this dramatic legend.

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subject_facet Artists, Artists -- Folklore, Artists -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Colors -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Fiction, Flowers, Flowers -- Folklore, Flowers -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Folklore, Great Plains, Indian artists -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Indians of North America, Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Folklore, Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Juvenile works, Literature, Native Americans -- Folklore -- Great Plains, Sound recordings, Vision quests -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
title_display The legend of the Indian paintbrush
title_full The legend of the Indian paintbrush / retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, The legend of the Indian paintbrush [sound recording] / by Tomie de Paola
title_short The legend of the Indian paintbrush
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