The Sun: Origin of our Symbol

Our symbol is a variation of a Native American symbol for the sun, adapted from a children’s book called “The Little Blue Deer” by Native American Artist Acee Blue Eagle, who was well known in the 1930’s and 40’s as an artist, dancer, performer, musician, writer, teacher, orator and poet.

When Charlie was a child of four, he told his mother one day that he’d decided to run away from home. He promptly went to the back yard of their house in Ft. Worth, Texas and crawled into a small pup tent his mother had set up for him to play in, and took a nap.

Shortly thereafter Charlie’s mother frantically tried to find him and looked everywhere but the tent, then called the police in a panic. The police came out, drove around the neighborhood briefly, then did some backyard searches of the neighbors, and eventually found Charlie still sleeping in the tent – search and rescue successful!

Charlie’s grandmother, Memah, was so concerned about the incident that she purchased a children’s book that teaches kids the importance of the sun in our lives, and to not run away from home. She described to Charlie how much she admired the work of the artist and that she had some of his work in her personal collection.

The symbol for the sun brings back fond memories of his grandmother to Charlie, and he feels a special connection to this symbol and the artist who rendered it, as she did.

We hope it makes you feel as happy about the presence of the sun and the desert it floats over as well, ask for a free sticker!