"Miles Fell Behind"

Detail of illustration (nearly done) for pages 28-29
Details of their journey blurred in George’s memory.
Changes of exhausted horses . . . Maehhumund emerging from dense forests with supply-laden natives . . . warming fires, prepared food . . . travel through water and wind gaps. George, at times in stuporous slumber, progressed northeast day and night. By his side rode the erect Lenape squaw, black hair rolled at her nape, a sacred bundle of bones across her saddleless horse. [Excerpt from "Buttons & Beads" -- text by Gretchen E. Hardy]

The full panoramic image will span two pages. Finished art is 28 inches wide

This early thumbnail sketch is only about two inches wide