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Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997)

In 1868 Kansas, a Lakota Sioux warrior stubbornly refuses to free the 2 white women he kidnapped, triggering a war between his tribe and General Custer's rescuing troops.

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Anna Brewster-Morgan
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Sarah White
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Daniel Morgan
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Tokalah
Saginaw Grant ...
Chief Luta
William Lightning ...
Cetah
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Captain Farnsworth
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Manipi
Selina Jayne ...
Kimimila
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Bloody Knife
Peggy Freisen ...
Emma
Elisabeth Ryall ...
Mary
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Dooley (as Allen Baker)
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Kansas, 1868. A wagon train is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. The attractive, red haired Anna Brewster-Morgan and her friend Sarah White are on this wagon train too. When Tokalah noticed a terrified Anna with a Bible, he thinks this is an omen. Despite killing the other passengers of the wagon train, only Anna and Sarah may continue their voyage. The next day Anna and Sarah are kidnapped by Tokalah. At first terrified of her captors, the unhappily married Anna eventually falls in love with the noble, honorable Tokalah. After a year's captivity, Sarah is returned to her own people. Anna now must choose between her new life with Tokalah and her previous existence as the wife of farmer Daniel Morgan. Written by Robert

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She was a beautiful woman abducted by a Sioux warrior. Now she must choose between the world she lost and the love she found.

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16 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Der Traum des Häuptlings  »

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Historical records show that Anna Brewster, who was born on December 10th, 1844, married James Morgan in 1868 at the urging of her brother Daniel. One month after that, Sioux Indians raided her farm, wounded her husband and took her captive. On their way back to their village, the Sioux traded Anna to a band of Cheyenne Indians who already owned another captured white woman named Sarah White. Anna Brewster Morgan went to live with the Cheyenne and married one of their Chiefs with whom she became pregnant. Roughly one year after her capture, Anna was found by General George Custer. She was returned to her husband, James Morgan. She gave birth to a half-Indian son, Ira, who fell ill and died at age two. The Morgans had a daughter, Mary and two sons, Claud and Glen. Unhappy in her marriage to James, Anna left him and went to live with her brother, Daniel Brewster. After her divorce from James Morgan, Anna lived under a lifelong stigma because of her past with the Cheyenne. Later in life, she was admitted to a mental hospital where she died in 1902. She was buried next to her son Ira. See more »

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In the scenes where Anna and Sarah first escaped they were riding bareback then there were times you could see saddles on the horses, especially at the river where they're recaptured - you can see them bareback, but when Anna's horse goes down you can see a saddle on her horse. See more »

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Sarah White: Daniel is a good husband.
Anna Brewster-Morgan: [sigh] Yes.
Sarah White: But you have to leave him, Anna. You have to leave him or you'll die.
[pause]
Sarah White: You know where you belong now.
Anna Brewster-Morgan: It would break Daniel's heart if I left him.
Sarah White: I know it would. Goodbye Anna.
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A vision comes true
20 November 2002 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Although Anna is first unable to believe in it, the gentle way Tokalah treats her with the appropriate respect, leads to to realize her true fate. Despite the threat of war, the plot is peaceful, cautious and with luring persuasion, which leads Anna back to Tokalah despite the obstacles she, her family and the Lakota have to overcome and the trouble and destruction they have to endure.

At last a film based on sensitivity rather than on bloody fighting scenes which adds to the depth of the story even more.


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