Tuareg Cavalryman, Algeria, 1960

Photograph by Robert F. Sisson

A Tuareg cavalryman seldom reveals his face, even to a blood brother. Though nominally Muslim, the tribe's women go unveiled. Hard-riding Tuareg riders ruled the Algerian desert in the days before French rule.

—Photo shot on assignment for "Algeria—France's Stepchild, Problem and Promise," June 1960, National Geographic magazine

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