National Geographic : 1925 Dec
624 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Fortunately, Coronado Eo and his associates pre * b pared, after their return, a detailed account of the w great journey, which was w subsequently published in S"- Spain. From this we > learn that "the only roads . are those of the cows," g and that "the cows are as z o numerous as the fishes of the sea !" z Thus the American a Bison first comes con ~ spicuously into the pages / " of our national history, S and in this connection a the account adds: "There are bands of N Indians who travel around with the cows, o and do not plant, but eat raw flesh and drink the w a blood of the cows they kill; dressing themselves - with the skins, and mak 1 ing little tents also of the 8 hides." N COWBOY LAND Cows are still in the region explored by Co ronado, but not the cows < of his time. They are not so numerous now as in the Bison days, nor as S in the recent past. As a ° matter of fact, the red with-white-face herds of H " erefords one sees here z and there as one whirls Through the dry South west supply a more or M _ less pathetic sequel to the 0 "T greatest bovine epic of recorded history. o Behind those herds N there is a story unparal SZ g leled in kind in any land, N a story spectacular and dramatic, brimming with a adventure and romance, Sreplete with acts of hero ism, as well as of crime, of fortunes quickly won and lost.