One day, a Red Indian tribesman, named Eye of the Eagle, decided to go hunting to get food for his tribe. On reaching the forest, he discovered that all the animals had fled to the snow-capped peaks since it was very hot and they were unable to bear the summer heat in the plains.
Worried about how to feed his tribe hence, Eye of the Eagle immediately set out for the mountains to catch some animals.
On his way up the mountains, a blizzard arose and he lost his way. As the snow fell more heavily, he was completely stranded. Suddenly he met a brown rabbit that helped him reach his house.
Eye of the Eagle was so grateful that he chanted a magic spell and turned the rabbit from brown to white to save it from being hunted down in the snow.