Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book: Traditional Huastec Market
A Huastec Indian man and woman haggle over the price of a pig at a traditional, local market near San Luis Potosi in Mexico. He holds up a young pig enticing the buyer as they barter over the value. The Huasteca region is in the Sierra Madre Oriental where the indigenous people concentrated in the area number around 150,000. They are thought to date back to the 10th century, and are unusual as they are one of the few cultures that attained civilization and built cities but did not wear clothing. They were conquered by the Spanish in the 1500s and began wearing clothes under pressure from Catholics.