For well over a thousand years, the Blackfeet people of Montana have made their home where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park.For them, the bison (or American buffalo, as they call it) has been central to their survival, their culture, and their way of life. David joins them as they seek to expand their once-threatened tribal herds of bison, and ventures inside the park to find out why the Blackfeet viewed it as sacred ground.
IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of North and South America — from the frozen landscape of Yellowstone National Park in winter to the active volcanoes of Southern Chile. This season, host David Yetman (The Desert Speaks) visits Mayan excavation sites in Guatemala, an isolated mountain community in northern Oaxaca, colorful religious festivals on the Yucatلn peninsula, and the booming and bustling port of Panama City. Along the way, he meets natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers, including the descendants of Japanese, German and Italian immigrants that settled in South America.