Episode Info

In "Sweetgrass," filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor chronicle the waning days of the American West's traditional sheepherders via the story of a Montana sheep rancher who grazes his herd on public land north of Yellowstone. Along with family members and hired hands, he drives the sheep to and from the location in much the same way that his forebears did, though equipped with a such modern items as four-wheelers, cell phones and walkie talkies.


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