In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

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Big Rude
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Gates
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Finley
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Scoby
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Pale Flower
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Set in the autumn and winter seasons of 1845 Montana, the Blackfoot tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend and blood-brother, trapper Guthrie, suggests he ask the Settlers in a nearby settlement for help, but they, learning that Wintehawk's people are infected by smallpox, become afraid and back away quickly. Two fur trappers/smugglers, Gates and Scoby, tell Winterhawk and his Braves to follow them and they will take them to someone that has the cure.The Trappers ambush and murder Winterhawk's Braves as Winterhawk escapes after sensing something is wrong. In retribution, Winterhawk and more of his Braves abducts a young woman, Clayanna, and her brother Cotton, from the settlement. Clayanna's uncle Finley, organizes a posse of several trackers by hiring Guthrie, under protest, to follow Winterhawk and his band of warriors, leaving Guthries woman, Pale Flower alone, to get Clayanna and Cotton back at any cost. However, the two murderous trappers who slaughtered Winterhawk's ... Written by Volker Boehm & Larry B w/ corrections by Bret Culpepper.

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smallpox | tracker | chase | murder | snow | See All (10) »

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Before the West ever saw the American Cowboy...Winterhawk had become a Blackfoot legend. See more »

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Adventure | Western

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3 May 1976 (Sweden)  »

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Le faucon blanc  »

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$850,000 (estimated)
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When Brian Shaw, the owner of the Edmonton Oil Kings moved his junior hockey team to Portland, Oregon, he named the team the "Winter Hawks" after this film. In order to save money, the team bought used jerseys from the Chicago Blackhawks, which is why the Portland Winter Hawks continue to have jerseys that are similar to the NHL Blackhawks. See more »

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Winterhawk
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Earl E. Smith
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Routine Indian vs Trapper fare
10 August 2001 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The good cast culled from Hollywood's Poverty Row cannot save this routine oater about an Indian Chief seeking aid from white men when his tribe is afflicted with small-pox. Sadly this would be the screen swan song for character actor Arthur Hunnicutt, who served so well as the side-kick in so many westerns, and notably as Davy Crockett in "The Last Command"(1955). This one is easy to pass on.


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