Press: When Cultures Clash

Tribal warfare roils National Geographic

Anyone interested in the doings of the Lolo tribes-people, the Tarahumara Indians, or the Berbers, Bedouins and Bushmen knew just where to look. Likewise, those curious about "The Geographical Distribution of Insanity in the U.S." (1903) or "Pelican Profiles" (1943), or anyone "In Quest of the World's Largest Frog" (1967), had a handy reference guide. For most of its 102 years, National Geographic has been a colorful coffee-table companion for armchair explorers, roaming the world with rose-colored glasses and bringing back a cheery album of natives at play. But last week the abrupt firing of veteran editor Wilbur Garrett left staffers...

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