Prairie Fire Wildflower Mug | Educate: Stop Saying Indian Paintbrush

Wildflower Paper Company

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Celebrate the beauty and power of the prairie with this stunning ceramic mug featuring an illustration of the Prairie Fire Wildflower. Commonly known as "Indian Paintbrush," we use the scientific name Castilleja  and the common name Prairie-Fire  to educate others about the negative connotations surrounding the name still widely in use. 

First and foremost, this wildflower was never used as a paintbrush by any native tribe. Adding the word Indian to anything invokes the image of something being wild, mythical, or even silly. The term Indian Paintbrush, created by white colonizers, reduces natives to an uncivilized, preemptive state of being. In reality, natives used this wildflower on a highly sophisticated level: for its medicinal properties and for its beautiful aesthetic qualities. 

Not only is this mug designed to hold your favorite drink, it holds the power of change. It can be the catalyst of a powerful conversation in which others gain knowledge and understanding of cultures different from their own.


  • Made in the USA with high-quality materials and construction
  • Features beautiful artwork
  • 11 ounces in size
  • Thick ceramic construction keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe


  • Conversation Starter
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Educates
  • Keeps your drink warm as the room gets spicy.
  • A great gift