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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 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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 Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 3 episodes, 2005
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 Clara Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
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Sheila Tousey ...
 Older Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
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 Older Running Fox 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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 Loved by The Buffalo / ... 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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 Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 2005
Sage Galesi ...
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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Mr. Royer: [Sees the Lakota doing the Ghost Dance and grabs his pistol] This obscene display will cease immediately!
Wovoka: This prayer. White people pray, go heaven. We go heaven too.
Mr. Royer: You will stop dancing and disperse!
[points pistol at him]
Wovoka: [dancing and singing cease as all watch]
[in Lakota]
Wovoka: We should call him Young Man Afraid of Indians.
[the Lakota begin to laugh]
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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Into The West
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a excellent series.For those who want to degrade it should take the time to research Indian Affairs .There corrupt policy from day 1.With the full support of the U.S.Government that simply made treaties with the Native Americans to disregard,break,or flat out lie about the content and sent military forces to support corrupt Indian Agents, land barrens, speculators for the railroads.

We stole their land and made promises that were never going to be kept and they knew it(the government). The final Episode Ghost Dance and the massacre at Wounded Knee was so intense it made me ashamed to know that we could do this and be proud of ourselves.I have been to Wounded Knee it is a very sad place and now this series makes it more realistic as to what happened there.These were innocent people they slaughtered!


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