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Spirit of the Wind (1979)

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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pius Savage ...
George Attla
George Clutesi ...
George's Father
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Obie
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Moses
Rose Attla Ambrose ...
Mother
William Ambrose ...
Young George
Rudy Wiehl ...
Young Steven
Eileen Newman ...
Young Marie
Louis Ambrose ...
Young Robert
Phyllis Attla ...
Marie
Curtis Erhart ...
Robert
Ace Rollins ...
Man in truck
Charlie Peters ...
Sammy Sam, the fiddler
Lee Salisbury ...
Doctor
Melinda Matsen ...
Nurse
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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in town. He comes home with a fused knee too much cross cultural conflict, and goes on to find his way as a dog sled driver. Written by John Malcolm

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A treasure!
17 January 2005 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

This is an important slice of Alaska. It was my honor to have met the man who is bigger then life. This movie is real life adventure without the special effects. If anyone wants a taste of life on the last frontier. The ultimate reality entertainment! Mr. Attla is an important part of not only Alaskan history, but American history. The fact that it was made on location in Alaska, adds to it's genuine quality. Mr. Attla's overcame crippling tuberculosis and in spite of a fused knee, is one of the top if not the top dog mushing champions of all times! This movie is an inspiration, as is the man! For those of you who have been to Alaska on a cruise, or travel tour, this is the Alaska you don't see. It is true stories like this that makes those of us who live here proud to call Alaska home!


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