Beyond Borders: A Deep Dive Into the Nomadic Way of Life, Explained
What Do You Know About What It’s Like to Live Outside the US?
A journey of discovery into the inner world of the nomadic people of the world.
Nomadic people live outside the US and have been, for hundreds of years. They have migrated thousands of miles throughout the world—from Mongolia to the South Pacific. In the process, they have left their own mark on the landscape—from the grasslands of the prairie to the arid sands of the Sahara—building a nation of their own. They are some of the most successful people on the planet, making it to the top of the Forbes list on numerous occasions. They have a long-standing tradition of staying away from cities, towns, and settled areas—the exception being the nomadic peoples of the Americas. The most common explanation for this is that the nomadic way of life is physically demanding and risky. But the real reason is much deeper than that.
The nomadic people have a deep-rooted tradition of being outside the mainstream, of traveling outside of the borders of the US—and the rest of the world—in search of a new life. The nomadic world is vast—from the Mongolians of Inner Mongolia in China to the Pygmies on the African continent. The cultures of these peoples have been shaped by these journeys—and the cultures have been incorporated into the nations of the world.
It’s important to note that this world is still very real to these people. They are physically outside of the United States—as they have existed for thousands of years and continue to do so today. They still have many of the same basic needs of life, like shelter, food, clothing, and water—all from the nomadic way. But they have also developed different ways of meeting these needs. They make their own shelter of sticks, leaves, and animal skins that they cover with animal skins (and