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Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Abourezk ...
Attorney
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Old man at HQ
Lawrence Bayne ...
Russel Means
Edgar Bear Runner ...
Reasonable man
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Mary Crow Dog
Ron Beebe ...
Another lawyer
Nathan Bison ...
Joe Little Horse
Kathy Burnett ...
Annie Mae
Vic Camp ...
Webster's friend
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Aunt Elsie Flood
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Mary's mother
Wi-Waste-Win Conroy ...
Little Girl
Amy Moore Davis ...
Nadine
Jonathan Gill ...
Wovoka
Irene Handren-Seals ...
Morningstar Clearwater
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Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their rights: a struggle that culminates in an armed standoff with US government forces at the site of an 1890 massacre. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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She dreamed of justice and fought for it in a place called Wounded Knee.

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16 October 1994 (USA)  »

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La femme Lakota  »

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Actors Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Lois Red Elk and Michael Spears are actually Sioux (Lakota and Dakota) tribal members. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Colonel Alex Burns: This is not a military operation this is a Chinese fire drill and I'm probably insulting Shanghi firemen at that!
Red Arrow: If the 82nd came in here...
Lt. Colonel Alex Burns: Let me ask you something here just what are those people over at Wounded Knee doing?
Red Arrow: They are in defiance of the legal order to evacuate the area.
Lt. Colonel Alex Burns: Well have they made any assaults? Have they taken any prisoners or any hostages... I mean what in the hell are you scared of here?
Red Arrow: They got arms Sir. They're talking armed rebellion, they're talkin' Indian Wars...
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Great drama, great history
22 August 2000 | by (Greenwich Village, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie because I was interested in what happened at Wounded Knee, both in the 1890s and in the 1970s. This movie was an excellent recap of the 70s standoff, with outstanding and genuine performances. It also goes back to the 1890s to review the outrage committed by US forces against the Lakota Sioux. I highly recommend this movie both as drama and as history.


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