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Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

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Frank Pierson

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Mary Crow Dog (biography Lakota Woman), Richard Erdoes (biography Lakota Woman) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Charles Abourezk Charles Abourezk ... Attorney
Dave Bald Eagle ... Old man at HQ
Lawrence Bayne ... Russel Means
Edgar Bear Runner Edgar Bear Runner ... Reasonable man
Irene Bedard ... Mary Crow Dog
Ron Beebe Ron Beebe ... Another lawyer
Nathan Bison Nathan Bison ... Joe Little Horse
Kathy Burnett Kathy Burnett ... Annie Mae
Vic Camp Vic Camp ... Webster's friend
Casey Camp-Horinek Casey Camp-Horinek ... Aunt Elsie Flood
Tantoo Cardinal ... Mary's mother
Wi-Waste-Win Conroy Wi-Waste-Win Conroy ... Little Girl
Amy Moore Davis Amy Moore Davis ... Nadine
Jonathan Gill Jonathan Gill ... Wovoka
Irene Handren-Seals Irene Handren-Seals ... Morningstar Clearwater
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Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their rights: a struggle that culminates in an armed standoff with US government forces at the site of an 1890 massacre. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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She dreamed of justice and fought for it in a place called Wounded Knee.

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This is the first of three films co-stars Irene Bedard and Tantoo Cardinal would act in to win Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival, the others being Grand Avenue and Smoke Signals. Tantoo alone appears in 7 total winning films, this being the second and also includes Dances With Wolves, DreamKeeper, Shouting Secrets and Maina. See more »

Quotes

Carter Camp: They need you Mary... to bring Buddy out with some honor.
Mary Crow Dog: I'm not leaving Wounded Knee.
Leonard Crow Dog: Yes you are. You are all the family he has here. He gave his life. You can give this.
[after her uncle is killed]
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Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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This movie is based on the true story of Mary crow dog a lakota sioux woman
30 November 1999 | by christinaemmaSee all my reviews

Lakota woman is about Mary crow dog's experience living on a reserve, attending residential school and then becoming apart of the American Indian movement.

It is in my opinion an excellent film to watch and definately gives you a history lesson about the aim movement and the seige that took place at wounded knee.

If you have not seen Lakota Woman go out and rent this film it is an uplifting and genuine true story

Irene bedard's portrayl of Mary Crow dog is true to what Mary 's character really is. I think it deserves 10 stars **********


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

16 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La femme Lakota See more »

Filming Locations:

Hill City, South Dakota, USA See more »

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