National Geographic : 1947 Aug
Desert River Through Navajo Land Hold Still, Nanny! Milking a Balky Navajo Goat Is a Fore-and-aft Job While the Indian boy holds a horn to steady the animal, his sister fills her pail, keeping watch for the goat's flicking tail. Navajos of Utah's San Juan River country once were so warlike that Col. Kit Carson had to lead an expedition to quell them. Now they are a peaceable people, depending upon flocks of sheep and goats for livelihood. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Alfred M. Hailey and Fred G. Brandenbirg Two Jobs-Raising Children and Weaving Rugs-Occupy Navajo Women The girl (left) wears full skirt and silver-adorned velvet jacket, like her mother's. Beside her, a baby is strapped to cradleboard. Borders of Navajo rugs are seldom complete; a thread leads out to let evil spirits escape.