It is said that when first our people came to the fair land of Paganistan, having crossed the waters of the Father of Waters—him that is called the Mississippi—they were met by the fair Lady of the Land herself.

They say that she gave them fair greeting and set into the hands of him who led them these two things: a cattail and an apple.

So it is that to this day the King, or Queen, of Paganistan bears a golden cattail and a golden apple, in token of the gifts that the Lady of Sovereignty gave to our people in the dawning of days.

And let us all say: So mote it be.

But some say that it was a golden cornstalk.