National Geographic : 1946 Aug
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byJohn W.Webber With a Push and a Pull, an Unwilling Donkey Goes Aboard a BalsasRiver Ferry Here at Las Balsas the author ended his seven-day journey. Below this point the Balsas becomes shallow and rocky. Flat-bottomed boats steered bystrong Indian oarsmen shoot the rapids at hair-raising speed. Whole pigs or other animals are cooked in caldrons liketheoneinforeground.