National Geographic : 1949 Dec
© National Geographic Society 818 Kodachrome by Justin Locke A Thousand Thirsty Sheep, Making Their Autumn Trek from the Mountains, Joyfully Water inJemez River In this parched country precious water dictates the lives of men. To Indians rain is a god. White men vie for rights tothe snow peaks' watershed, source oftheRio Grande. In drought times the desert's creek beds are enormous furrows in which the merest trickles flow.