New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937, 1st, Picture Book Hardback.
A collection of short poems and stories written under the guidance of a teacher in an elementary school in Tohatohi, New Mexico in the 1930s and illustrated with briliantly colored plates by 6th grade children at Santa Fe school. This book comes from the strand of Native American education that supported community schools for children living with their families and followed the methods of progressive education at the time, clearly seen in the description of Miss Evangeline Dethman's teaching. The final poem, My Thinking: If I do not believe you/the things you say/Maybe I will not tell you./That is my way. Maybe you think I believe you/That thing you say,/But always my thoughts stay with me/My own way. SIGNED by Brandt, who was the Supervisor of Elementary Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington D. C. with a note from a descendant of a teacher in these schools. Scarce.
CONDITION: Very Good; straight and tight and generally clean, corners and spine lightly bumped but rubbed through to card, occasional light page soil. Item #22849