Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.
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Series cast summary:
Joseph M. Marshall ...
 Old Indian / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Margaret Light Shines Wheeler (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Older Dog Star (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Older Jacob Wheeler (4 episodes, 2005)
Ricardo Andres ...
 Artillery Major / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Thunder Heart Woman (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Clara Wheeler (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Running Fox (3 episodes, 2005)
Sheila Tousey ...
 Older Thunder Heart Woman (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Older Running Fox (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Jacob Wheeler (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Dog Star (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Jethro Wheeler (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Red Cloud (3 episodes, 2005)
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 White Crow (3 episodes, 2005)
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ...
 Sleeping Bear (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Bluebird / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Ethan Biggs (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Loved by The Buffalo / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Robert Wheeler (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sitting Bull (2 episodes, 2005)
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 General George Armstrong Custer (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Abe Wheeler / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Older Red Lance (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Crazy Horse (2 episodes, 2005)
Sage Galesi ...
 Margaret Light Shines / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ezra / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Enoch Wheeler (2 episodes, 2005)
Maureen Thomas ...
 Margaret Wheeler (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Benjamin Smoke ...
 Abraham High Wolf / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Morris Birdyellowhead ...
 Good Shield (2 episodes, 2005)
Summer Rae Birdyellowhead ...
 Margaret Light Shines Wheeler, 8 yrs / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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An epic tale of two figures during the American colonization of the west, one white and the other Native American. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble. Written by rmlohner

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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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In den Westen  »

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The title of the series is also the title of the Oscar-winning original song by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, which features in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In that film Sean Astin', who plays 'Martin Jarrett' here, stars as 'Samwise Gamgee'. See more »

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Jacob Wheeler: [Margaret Light Shines and Ethan Biggs look around the place of a mountain man that could be Margaret's father] Don't you move. I'll blast your guts down your backside.
Ethan Biggs: I'm not a thief.
Jacob Wheeler: Shut up! You don't look like a thief. You don't know the woods. You announced yourself a mile away.
Ethan Biggs: We're looking for someone.
Margaret Light Shines: We're looking for Jacob Wheeler.
[Shows him her wheel necklace]
Jacob Wheeler: [In Lakota] Light Shines?
[nods and responds in Lakota]
Jacob Wheeler: Margaret, is that you?
Margaret Light Shines: Daddy?
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References The Last of the Mohicans (1992) See more »

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A story every American should see...
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Into the West" is an amazing story, that anyone who calls themselves an American should see. This mini-series shows a heart-felt perspective of American History that no high school text book could possibly explain. The way they tell these unprecedented events through generations of two families, and the joys and tragedies that they endure keeps you glued to the screen every second. You have no idea how excited my mom and I were when we found out that EVERY episode would be two hours long!! We expected the first one to be two hours to reel you into the story, and then the rest would be an hour. But an hour each week just wouldn't be long enough to explore all of the different aspects of these people's journeys. And the cast is absolutely spectacular, especially Matthew Settle and Tonantzin Carmelo. The love they have for each other seems to make everything else in this tale a little more bearable. I'm going to stop now, because I could go on for hours and hours about this series if you let me. Steven Spielberg, you ROCK!!!


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