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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »
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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
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 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 »

Quotes

Red Lance: You... read all these books?
Voices That Carry: There's much to learn from them.
Red Lance: What good is this knowledge?
Voices That Carry: You have many questions Red Lance, but you have no desire to hear the answers.
Red Lance: And you do not wish to learn.
Voices That Carry: I've told you. The Ghost Dance is only superstition. Spirits can't help our people. Only we can do that for ourselves.
Red Lance: You do not have ears. You will not listen.
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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A Wondrous Journey into the Past and the Future
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have diligently watched this series since the beginning. I have re-watched all the episodes at least twice.

Having some knowledge of Native American history, I have found that again Spielberg has done his homework on both sides of the journey west.

I feel that he has portrayed both sides more than fair and hope that this movie will open the eyes of those who still believe in the stereo typed "Indian, Pioneer, and Mountain Man. I hope that this movie again will make people understand what happens to "Nations" when there is prejudice and ignorance.

I found some inconsistencies in some of the issues with the personal lives of Indians, that I am fairly sure are not true. For example men didn't attend the births of their children..This was considered bad luck.

I also felt sometimes that I must of missed something. For example, Naomi was with the wagon train that was attacked by the Cheyenne? Then she was suddenly named "Five Horses." I assume that meant she was bought from those that captured her from the wagon train. This whole episode, though romantic was a bit unrealistic.Women of her age were seldom if ever adopted into any tribe. They were consdered to be "untrainable."

I found the language a bit stilted at times, but, considering that a lot of these actors are from other tribes, I think they did exceptionally well.

I have waited since Dances with Wolves for a good, honest portrayal of Native Americans...I finally got it...Thank you to all involved!

Mitakuye Oyasin

'Hanble Omani Winyan


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