Shades of The Searchers as an obsessed man negotiates the release of his wife abducted eight years earlier by a Paiute raiding party. He did not anticipate her bringing home a half-Indian child, or of the Paiute father's fierce resistance.
Did You Know?
The passage in the Bible that inspired and emboldened Jessica was Ruth 1:16 in the King James Version. When Tate reads the passage aloud later, he updates the language slightly and snips off the beginning and the crucial end of the passage, which reads in full as 'And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.' See more
All day and all night I have fasted in the manner of my people. The spirits have spoken to me in my dreams. The boy must stay where his mother stays. The white man's ways can give him more than my way.
The white man's ways cannot replace the love of his father. It is in this he will grow wise and strong.