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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Windwalker
Nick Ramus ...
Smiling Wolf / Crow Brother / Narrator
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Windwalker as a young man
Serene Hedin ...
Tashina
Dusty McCrea ...
Dancing Moon (as Dusty 'Iron Wing' McCrea)
Silvana Gallardo ...
Little Feather
Emerson John ...
Spotted Deer
Jason Stevens ...
Horse That Follows
Roberta Deherrera ...
Happy Wind
Ivan Naranjo ...
Crooked Leg
Chief Tug Smith ...
Fredelia Smith ...
Tashina's mother
Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau ...
Windwalker, age 5
Dominque Gallegos ...
Tashina, age 5
Jason Tahbo ...
Crow Brother, age 5
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An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.' Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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He conquered love and death...now he walks the winds of eternity!


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With the exception of a voice-over narration, the movie is entirely in the Cheyenne and Crow Native American languages with subtitles. See more »

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(at around 1h 12 mins) There is a chain link fence under the snow. See more »

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Windwalker: [to his grandsons as they prepare to fight, translated from the Cheyenne] Do not fear death... as Spring begins with Winter, so death begins with birth. It is only a step in the great circle of life. Fight without fear... you are Cheyenne! You are Cheyenne!
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I almost couldn't remember if this film was real...
17 November 2001 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

..or if I dreamed this. I remember my older brother taking me to see this film when I was six years old. I was captivated by it then, and over the years, I forgot the name of the film and nobody knew what I was talking about when I would describe it. Not even my brother remembers.

Well, thanks to the wonders of the internet, I was finally able to remember the name and I ordered it not really expecting it to be as enchanting as when I was six. But I still find it to be an amazing film. Very well done with some great camera work. It is refreshing to see a Native American film without the indians merely being a catalyst for the heroism of some cowboy.

A great story and I love that it is done in Native Language and subtitled English. I noticed that they gave the "If you like this movie, you will like 'Dances with Wolves'" recommendation. Well, this is a much better movie. If only because we don't have to see Kevin Costners bare a**e. This film stands on it's own without the marquee names or the white actors with the wig and tanning cream. Check it out.


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