National Geographic : 1959 Jan
Migrating North, a Kurdish Woman Tucks Her Children in Saddlebags Tribal herdsmen inhabit the region known as Kurdistan, running from eastern Turkey across northern Iraq into the Zagros Moun tains in Iran. In recent years most Kurdish tribes have adopted the settled life, dwelling in adobe villages, but some still migrate seasonally with their sheep and goats. With a young sleeper strapped to each side of the saddle, this Jalali Kurd heads toward the Iranian-Turkish-Soviet border. Mount Ararat looms in distance (page 66). Kurdish girl milks a long-haired sheep at an overnight camp south of Lake Urmia. Her face mask protects against blowing dust. Camels carry tents and household goods of Iranian Kurds on the move near Ma hiabd. These women rest against rugs lashed around belongings. Grandmother lowers her scarf to puff a cigarette. KODACHROMESBY GEORGEAND CLAIRE LOUDEN(LEFT AND OPPOSITE) AND WILLIAM O. AND MERCEDESH. DOUGLAS© N.G.S .