National Geographic : 1938 Nov
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome Photograph byDesmond Holdridge VAQUEROS DRIVE FAT BEEVES TO THE CORRAL FOR THEIR LAST ROUND-UP ONTHE MARAJO CAMPO Cattle first were imported from the Cape Verde Islands in the seventeenth century. Later they werecrossed with Indian zebus, known inthe Western Hemisphere as Brahmans. A similar strain has been developed in southwestern United States. These animals withstand therigors ofboth dry and rainy seasons. A century ago, disease destroyed thousands of horses and ever since the majority ofthe "punchers" have used bovine mounts.