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Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (1961)

TV Movie  |  Drama  |  24 October 1961 (USA)
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In 1879, the American Indian lived under severe handicaps. He had no legal status as a human being, and he was required to stay on his reservation. Defying the law, Ponca chief Standing ... See full summary »

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Lambertson
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Judge Dundy
Juano Hernandez ...
Chief Standing Bear
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Carter
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Webster
Dirk Kooiman ...
Carpenter
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Annette DeGrande
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Gen. George Crook
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Lawrence
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Marshal
Lester Rawlins ...
Phillips
Stephen Strimpell ...
Soldier
John Vickers ...
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In 1879, the American Indian lived under severe handicaps. He had no legal status as a human being, and he was required to stay on his reservation. Defying the law, Ponca chief Standing Bear leads his people off their disease-ridden reservation. Though they're captured, the Poncas are given three days to find a lawyer and find a legal way to become their own people once again. This special was based on an actual incident. Written by Anonymous

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