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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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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Well Done Show
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – 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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