The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

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Many years ago, when 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 reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset. This Native folktale tells the story of how the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision.

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