The History channel NOT to call indigenous peoples “primitive” simply because they don’t want none of your White Western technologies an’ shit.
They always edit out the fact that like 80-90% of those “primitive” people have cell phones and other technologies that are just damn convenient, and integrate them seamlessly into traditional life.
The Maasai, traditional pastoral and nomadic folk use cell phones to coordinate business and everyday life as well as call doctors, and gain access to apps for weather and grazing information. (article has video)
And just text each other and bullshit.
Also, traditional Cambodian folks
Traditional Mongolian folks (dressed for Naadam in the photo)
And traditional Inuit living in arctic Canada generally use the internet to connect and also pass on those traditions to the next generation…
So yeah a ton of those documentary-anthropology shows are editing out things that don’t fit their idea of “primitive” and then ramble on and on about how “primitive” the people they’re following around with cameras are.
It’s total bullshit.