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Crying Wind

One Scraggly Flower

 

Last updated 8/20/2019 at 4:08pm

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Flowers are one of the special gifts God gave us. Flowers adorn our births, weddings, anniversaries, and our deaths. Flowers speak for us when we can't find the words to say, "I love you," "I'm Sorry," "Goodbye."

Every Indian tribe has legends about flowers. Besides being beautiful, many flowers were used for ceremonies, healing, medicine and food. I've always loved the flower called Indian Paint Brush. Its red petals are one of the first to bloom in the spring and last until the end of summer. A Cherokee legend tells the story of a boy named Little Gopher. He was small and weak, and the ot...



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