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In the Americas with David Yetman

In the Americas with David Yetman

Chiapas Highlands: Mexico's Indian Empire

In the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state, David finds nations apart from mainstream Mexico. Populated for centuries by peoples speaking Mayan languages, they retain their customs and dress--while struggling to protect their homelands. Their towns and villages retain traditional pre-Columbian governments. They invite David to one of their annual ceremonies.

Saturday, November 24 at 12:00 pm on 12.2


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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.