National Geographic : 1932 Mar
Photograph byFlandrin TRIBESMEN PITCH THEIR TENTS IN A CIRCLE TO PROTECT THEIRCATTLE At night the herds are driven into the inclosure and the space between the tents is filled with thorny brush. The Beni Mguild people migrate insummer to the headwaters of the Moulouya River, in the Grand Atlas, but when winter comes they seek the rich pasture lands ofthe valleys and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas (see page 275) and the plains. They carry all their possessions with them-purple-black tents, cattle, women, and children. This hard life has made them a rugged lot, and they are a constant source of trouble to the French in the extension of their sphere of control.