Hawken is a rugged drifter and loner who meets and comes to rescue a young Shawnee woman, named "Spirit" in 1840s Tennessee, whom he leaves after saving her from a rouge group of Shawnee ... See full summary »
Set in the autumn and winter seasons of 1845 Montana, the Blackfoot tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend and blood-brother, trapper Guthrie, suggests he ask the Settlers in a nearby settlement for help, but they, learning that Wintehawk's people are infected by smallpox, become afraid and back away quickly. Two fur trappers/smugglers, Gates and Scoby, tell Winterhawk and his Braves to follow them and they will take them to someone that has the cure.The Trappers ambush and murder Winterhawk's Braves as Winterhawk escapes after sensing something is wrong. In retribution, Winterhawk and more of his Braves abducts a young woman, Clayanna, and her brother Cotton, from the settlement. Clayanna's uncle Finley, organizes a posse of several trackers by hiring Guthrie, under protest, to follow Winterhawk and his band of warriors, leaving Guthries woman, Pale Flower alone, to get Clayanna and Cotton back at any cost. However, the two murderous trappers who slaughtered Winterhawk's ...Written by
Volker Boehm & Larry B w/ corrections by Bret Culpepper.
Actress Sacheen Littlefeather, who plays the character of Pale Flower in this film, became famous a couple of years prior at the 45th Academy Awards by going onstage when Marlon Brando was announced as the best actor winner for The Godfather (1972), refusing to accept the award or even holding the statuette and making a speech protesting about the treatment given to the native americans by the entertainmet industry. All was done at Marlon Brando's request, who didn't even show at the cerimony. See more »
You are wrong! This is a great movie! I watched it again and again. I loved the scenery. And the music was beautiful. I love Dawn Wells and thought she was great in this part. A wonderful story that gives a sympathetic view of the American Indian.
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