National Geographic : 1940 Nov
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn Overlooking the Winding River, a Navajo Sheepherder Pauses to Let His Flock Browse on the Cliff Centuries ago his forebears learned sheep raising from the Spaniards. Out of this grew the blanket industry, important source ofNavajo wealth today. Through the years success in weaving has radically altered the life of these desert Indians. Largest of the Indian tribes inthe United States, the Navajos arescattered over northern New Mexico and Arizona.