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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In den Westen  »

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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: 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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The best film that I have ever seen.
4 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have studied American Natives for some twenty plus years and so far this film hit very close to home. Their (the American Natives) humanity is portrayed more realistically as I have ever seen or read during my research. In it's time, Dances With Wolves had the 'nod' that nod now goes to Into The West.

I bought it and watch it more often than I like to admit. I guess, 16 Emmy nominations says more than I could ever say.

However I would very much like to find the real music /(score) from the film "Into The West" not the CD of the same name. With the same Title and cover design. It's just not quite the same music as was in the film although it is very nice ti listen to.


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