The warriors of a Native American tribe battle a Predator or Yautja in Hulu’s “Prey.” The narrative centers mostly on the siblings Naru (Amber Midthunder) and Taabe (Dakota Beavers). They prioritize the protection of their people over their own well-being despite the fact that the beast they are fighting is more powerful than anything they have ever encountered. The fifth film in the “Predator” series, “Prey,” serves as a prequel to the preceding four movies. Furthermore, the entire franchise is meant to be rebooted with this film. The Northern Great Plains in September 1719 serve as the backdrop for the narrative. We have information on the tribes to which Naru and Taabe belong.
What Tribe Are Taabe and Naru Descended From?
The Comanche tribe is where Naru and Taabe are from. The Comanche people once resided in northwest Texas in the 18th century, as well as surrounding areas in eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, southeast Colorado, southwest Kansas, and northern Chihuahua. They were a horse-based nomadic people who mostly hunted bison. They engaged in conflict and trade with French, Spanish, and American invaders as well as other Native American tribes. After European encroachment on Comanche territory became a substantial problem, the conflict with the latter group significantly worsened. The tribe endured severe losses as a result of conflict, European illnesses, and land loss. In the twenty-first century, there are roughly 17,000 members of the Comanche Nation, many of whom reside in southern Oklahoma.
Although neither Midthunder nor Beavers are Comanche Nation members (Midthunder is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe, and Beavers is a member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and Apache Nations on his mother’s side, as well as being white and Hispanic on his father’s), one of the film’s producers, Jhane Myers, is a Comanche.
Myers told Bloody Disgusting, “It was amazing because, as a producer, I don’t typically get to produce stuff in my own culture.” “I’m Black Feet and a registered member of the Comanche Nation. They are both tribes of the Plains. I was thrilled when I initially learned about this project because it related to my culture. Along with 19,000 other Comanches, I was born on Comanche territory. People think it’s incredibly difficult for me to work on this. But because I could bring that authenticity, it wasn’t difficult for me. I could give back to my neighborhood. We required some older terminology because this is set 300 years in the past, therefore I would even call my grandpas. They are my traditional grandpas, not my biological grandpas. I’d give them a call. I’m outside mending my mailbox, one person said. How do you say this, I asked? What was this known as to your grandpa?
“We had such an influx of individuals, both in front of and behind the camera, from beginning to end,” Myers continued. Many First Nations individuals had the chance to work on a movie set in all the different departments as part of our intern program to see what they preferred. Therefore, working on this was a pleasure for me.