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The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

During the Civil War, Southern agitators and a crooked horse dealer endanger the peace between the Union and the Wyoming Sioux.

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Joan Britton
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Stephen Cook
Peter Whitney ...
Ahab Jones
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Uriah (as Stacy S. Harris)
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Joe Baird
Stephen Chase ...
Maj. McKay
John War Eagle ...
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Gen. Stand Watie
Charles Arnt ...
Gist
Julia Montoya ...
Heyoka
Ray Bennett ...
Sgt. Manners
Dewey Drapeau ...
Teo-Ka-Ha
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Ray
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Lee
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Joan Britton, improbably gorgeous frontier horse dealer, and the much less scrupulous Stephen Cook are friendly competitors supplying horses to the Union Army in Wyoming Territory during the Civil War. Southern general Stand Watie, a Cherokee, is rumored to be in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union, when Cook picks this worst possible moment to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Enter ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate, who becomes Cook's rival for the love of Joan, opposes his crooked activities...and who alone can prevent a new Indian war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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For the scarlet lips of a traitor's woman - he stood alone - against the mighty Chief Red Cloud and the scalp-hungry hordes at his command ! See more »

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17 July 1953 (USA)  »

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Studio publicity materials indicate that local Oregon tribes such as Walla Walla, Cayuse and Umatilla were used in the film to depict the Sioux. See more »

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Weak and talky
5 February 2001 | by (Cambridge - uk) – See all my reviews

This low-budget, low-ambition western actually contains the line, "white man speak with forked tongue." Well, nearly. A doctor poses as a vet to track down two horse thieves and prevent the great Sioux uprising. Rather slow-moving and the liberal speeches at the end are the last straw.


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