National Geographic : 1936 Jan
The group heads across the valley floor, WITH MOUNTED ESCORTS, THE KIRGHIZ CHIEF TOURS HIS DOMAIN leaving behind the summer grazing grounds on the plateaus of the distantTien Shan nomads, eastern Turks and Mongols, live in the Tekes Valley in separatesections. (Celestial Mountains). Two races of SHEEP NUMBERLESS AS THE STARS GRAZE IN THE GRASSY TEKES HIGHLANDS The shepherd, driving a flock into new pasture land, rides back and forth behind the half-mile-long rear line, urging on the stragglers. Here the heavy tails ofthe sheep are broad and flat, for the animals, after grazing in rich pastures all summer, have laid in their storage of fat thatwill tide them over the winter (see text, page 43).