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How the Prairie Anemone Got its Fur Coat

 

April 29, 2020

Rustin Genereux

Editor's note. The early spring flower the crocus gets its name from the English. The French called it the pasque flower. While prairie children called it the gosling. The Indians had a "perfect" name for it, 'Ears of the Earth'. The following is a story from tradition.

Wapee shivered and dew his robe tighter about him. It was cold there on the hillside, but the shiver was more of fear and loneliness than of cold. Always before he had slept in the tipi of his parents, where his father could protect him.

But at last his father had said, "Wapee is no longer a child. It is time he we...



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