Meet The Natives USA Premiere: The Cowboy People

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 11 October, 7.30pm

After five flights and a journey across the Pacific Ocean, the five men from Tanna reach their destination: Montana. Spending the week with a cattle ranching family, they are overwhelmed by their home, which comes complete with an elk head displayed on the wall. The men join in everything from cooking pancakes for breakfast and hunting deer to branding some of the cowboy family’s 5,000 cattle. Donning cowboy shirts and hats, Kuai and Namus show off their riding skills and impress the old time cowboys during the cattle roundup. After a few days, they feel great love for these Americans, who are deeply touched by their visitors, but the Tanna men realise that unlike back home, farming here is driven by something else: money.

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