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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Rachel Wheeler: [Jacob, ThunderHeart Woman, and Jethro are riding out to head west to Califorinia] Wait! I'm going with you! There's nothing for us here - nothing for any of us. And we can help with the children.
Jacob Wheeler: Who's we?
Rachel Wheeler: [Naomi and Leah Wheeler come running up to the wagons] Naomi's fiance went and married someone else. She wants to disappear from the face of the earth... we figure that's where you're going.
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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Well Done Show
15 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I watched this not expecting much, and though the start was slow the show really picked up momentum by the second half. Acting was solid, but the storyline is what I think will really be good. I enjoyed the portrayal of both the settler/native side of the story. One thing that really makes the show unique is the use of native language- you hear English, several native languages, Spanish, and so on. That made it feel more authentic. I think that people who are interested in native culture will enjoy it, since it tells things from that point of view, but without being preachy or heavy handed- there are good and bad characters in both cultures. My only complaint is that the main character, Wheeler, is a little wide eyed and borders on corny at times, but hopefully that will get better as the series goes on.


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