National Geographic : 1952 Jun
[V1 O National Geographic Society 818 Husbands Work Like Circus Roustabouts to Ioda hrmnles by.lean and Franc Shor Pitch theFamily Tents About 100,000 strong, the Kashgais winter along the Persian Gulf and migrate tothe Zagros Mountains in spring. En route the marcherscover nearly 300 dusty miles atanaverage pace of 10 to 12 miles per day. Tribal chiefs schedulethe movements ofbands like generals shifting divisions. Between migrations the Kashgais move frequently, seeking better hunting orgrazing lands. Well organized camps spring up in an hour. Evenatnoonday stops thetribesmen pitch their tents and furnish them comfortably before eating. "The best thing about being a nomad is thatyou're always athome," atribal leader told theauthors. Unlike some nomadic peoples, Kashgai men donot require their women todotheheavy camp work, such as driving stakes (above) and raising tent poles (left).