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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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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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Irene Bedard's film debut is also her first and only live-action starring role. She would also provide the voice of Disney's Pocahontas. See more »

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Russel Means: Used to be you couldn't hardly get a woman to talk, now you can't get 'em to shut up.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Excellent for diversity discussion groups.
14 April 2004 | by (Stockbridge, VT) – See all my reviews

Particularly timely in 2004, as we watch native resistance to U.S. military power in Iraq, this film is also a valuable historical documentary of a movement that all Americans can learn from and be proud of. The equal status of Native American women in decision-making and in economic life is also something for all Americans to strive for.

Politics aside, the story of Mary Crow Dog is personally engaging and the courage of both the Native American activists and Mary's family are inspiring. Humorous, lively, spiritual, passionate, the Native American characters are wonderfully acted, in all their diversity. The non-natives seem stereotyped--this is a film with a message.

I would use this film in diversity discussion groups for all ages. It would be particularly resonant for middle- and high-school kids as it provides models of diverse personal strengths and how they come together in the pursuit of one goal.


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