National Geographic : 1937 May
Photograph byHelene Fischer SLOWLY CLOSING IN ON THE QUARRY, FISHERMEN STAND BY TO HOIST THEIR SUBMERGED NETS The small white fish of the Lake of Patzcuaro are timid and swift, so Indian fishermen generally work in groups of six. Forming acircle with their dugouts, they lower the nets by long wooden handles. Drawing together, the men wait until the fish "stampede." Then they deftly raise thecatch inunison. Cunning and alertness are essential in this sport-occupation.