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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$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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Drunken Mountain Man: [Jacob walks into Thunder Heart Woman's cafe] Fine looking squaw, ain't she? She got a good looking daughter too. I wouldn't mind making her acquaintance. Might even take me a bath. I never known an Injun gal do wash like her. Her husband must have clean britches everyday. Twice on Sunday.
[to ThunderHeart Woman]
Drunken Mountain Man: You don't need britches.
Thunder Heart Woman: Move on.
Drunken Mountain Man: Bet you ain't wearing none under that skirt. We're just gonna have to find out.
[Jacob reaches out and grabs ThunderHeart Woman's wrist]
Drunken Mountain Man: Easy there, ...
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Featured in 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) See more »

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Great Series and Good Performances
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been watching this series since it began, and it really gives both sides of the picture. The performances of Native American actors, especially Irene Bedard (Pocahontas' voice) are solid. The other characters are significant but less impressive. The locations are scenic, and the camera work is sharp as well.

I would recommend as a supplement a recent book, "Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americnas and Hollywood Movies." The book covers 100 years of Indians in the movies and gives many behind-the-scenes stories. If you're interested in the subject and like movies about Native Americans, watch the series and check out this book.


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