"The Legend" Ennis Off The Beaten Path Tip by keeweechic

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The bluebonnets are also known as the wolf flower, buffalo clover, and 'el coneja' (the rabbit) and was originally named for its striking similarity to the sunbonnets of pioneer women. There is a Comanche legend which has its own origins of the bluebonnets and describes the tribe's struggle against starvation, cold, and disease. It says that the Great Spirit told the chieftains that their most treasured and special possessions should be burned and scattered to the four winds as an offering. This was overheard by a little American Indian princess who decided to sacrificed her beautiful doll with a headdress from a blue jay. The following day, where the ashes had fallen, there was a beautiful carpet of blue flowers the same shade as the blue jay's feathers.

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2005
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