Indians of the Heidi
Heidi byJohanna Spyri, illustrated by John Worsley (London: Award Publications, 1982)
Indians of the Americas: A Color-illustrated Record by Matthew W. Stirling, illustrated with full-color reproductions of 148 paintings by W. Langdon Kihn and H. M. Herget, foreword by John Oliver La Gorce (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1955)
"Heidi loved the goats, but the prettiest of them all were Little Swan and Little Bear."
"The religion of the Indian is intimate and omnipresent. He feels himself as much a part of the supernatural world as are the nature gods of his own creation. No crisis of life, no activity affecting the welfare of individual or tribe is too trivial to have its place in religion, its special rite." (122)
My mother liked the expression "much of a muchness," which means more of the same. So this new ruined book is more much of a muchness.
I loved the colors of W. Langdon Kihn's paintings from the 1950s, which then have a nice struggle with the electrical '80s colors of the Heidi reprint.
And then I kept at it.
Until I had done all the pages. That's always part of the charge.
More of these two books on the creaky shelf.