National Geographic : 1944 Jun
Exploring a Grass Wonderland of Wild West China 727 With Babies, Bag, and Baggage, Two Tibetan Women Join the Author's Party The children are tightly strapped to their mothers' backs. The women are widows of two Chinese soldiers who had recently been killed in skirmishes to the north of Chantui. They traveled with the agri culturists from near Chantui to Lihwa. Tibet's Yaks Are Cousins of the American Bison The young cow and her calf are quality specimens. The yak is used chiefly for transport, but also gives some milk. Its hair goes into tent and rope manufacture (pages 731, 735).