Quotation by Willa Cather

Father Latour judged that, just as it was the white man's way to assert himself in any landscape, to change it, make it over a little (at least to leave some mark of memorial of his sojourn), it was the Indian's way to pass through a country without disturbing anything; to pass and leave no trace, like fish through the water, or birds through the air.
It was the Indian manner to vanish into the landscape, not to stand out against it.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Jean Marie Latour, in Death Comes for the Archbishop, book VII, ch. IV (1927).

The archbishop reflects upon cultural differences while traveling through the desert with Eusabio, a Navajo guide.
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