National Geographic September 1968
Afghanistan: Crossroad of Conquerors
A staff writer joins Tajik horsemen in buz kashi, a rough game that reflects the fighting spirit of tribes dwelling in the landlocked crossroads of Central Asia.
Saving Brazil’s Stone Age Tribes From Extinction
Brazilian brothers administer Xingu National Park as a refuge for tribal peoples endangered by white miners and foreign diseases. Only a third of an estimated 3, 000 Indians survive.
New Tools for Undersea Archeology
A seasoned marine archaeologist describes the technology that permitted him to locate and excavate ancient wrecks, including a Byzantine and Roman ship, off southwest Turkey in the Aegean Sea.
New England’s Lively Experiment, Rhode Island
Taking a chance on religious liberty, the colony of Rhode Island was the first to declare independence from Great Britain. Now the smallest state boasts a highly industrialized economy.
Air Rescue Behind Enemy Lines
In acts of death- defying courage, the U. S. Air Force’s Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service saves downed fliers in the Vietnam War.
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