Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book: Huastec Sunday Market

Farm families crowd in a truck on their way home from an Indian market in Mexico. Streets are chaotic on Sunday in this small Huastec mountain village when the narrow streets fill with people coming to buy and sell animals, locally grown coffee, sugarcane, copal incense and corn tamales.  South of Ciudad Valley, the Pan American highway passes through Huasteca Indian country. The population was once estimated to be one million, but today they number about 150,000.