National Geographic : 1928 May
SAN BLAS INDIANS LIVE ON TINY ISLES LYING OFF THE ATLANTIC COAST OFPANAMA Though smaller than a city block, some of these palm-fringed islets are literally crowded with thenipa shacks ofIndians. From theairthey seem to rise hardly high enough to escape inundation by the breakers, especially in rough weather. Fishing istheSan Blas Indian's chief occupation. He also makes his own turtle spears and markets his turtle shell, or "plates," with foreign traders in Panama.