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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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This film is inspired from the true story of Anna Brewster, born in 1844, kidnapped in 1868 by the Sioux and traded to the Cheyenne. She lived with the Cheyenne for one year until she was found by General George Custer and returned to civilization. See more »

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The movie is set in 1868 but the lyric of the song sung during Anna and Daniel's wedding, 'O Perfect Love', was written in 1883 and set to music in 1890. See more »

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Anna Brewster-Morgan: I have a husband.
Tokalah: In your old life. This is a new life. Live it with me.
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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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