National Geographic : 1921 Oct
428 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A NATIVE WELL IN THE ARGENTINE CHACO With an area larger than that of New York State, the Argentine section of the Chaco has a population less than that of Ithaca. A vast plain dotted with lagoons fills the northern part, dense forests lie farther south, and everywhere is to be found the valuable quebracho tree (see also page 414). Swamps, wild beasts, hostile Indians, and miasmatic glades are slowy surrendering before the advance of the colonist. Photographs by \illiam R. harbour A PIONEER'S ABODE IN THE FORBIDDING NORTHLAND OF ARGENTINA Beside the house is a native oven, built of clay and raised on a platform. A fire is built inside, and removed when the interior is hot. The bread is then put in, all openings are stopped up, and it bakes perfectly.