National Geographic : 1996 Aug
PHOTOGRAPHSBYALEXWEBB Caught in the fast lane of change, Tarahumara Indians trek home on a newly paved high way in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua. Once the stronghold of renegade Indians and gunslinging desperadoes, Mexi co's rugged north western cordillera is changing forever. Commercial logging and drug trafficking now reach into lonely upland valleys where time has pooled for generations. As one Tarahu mara laments, "These are ungrate ful times."