National Geographic : 1947 Dec
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byFrank Hurley Sheiks of the Wealthy Majali Bedouins Relax on Rugs and Soft Cushions Before Their Tent They roam the region in the vicinity of El Kerak (Plate XIV). Such leaders possess a remarkable desert-bred culture, are chivalrous, and have great personal charm. Some 35 main tribal groups are scattered through the country. Many are nomadic, but some are becoming partially settled inarable districts.