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Ryan Rajendra Black,
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>
Actors Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Lois Red Elk and Michael Spears are actually Sioux (Lakota and Dakota) tribal members. See more »
Mary Crow Dog:
The years passed as they tried to turn us from Lakota to white. They took away our langauge and our history, and our memories grew dim. They replaced the the comfort and joy of our religion with the thunder and agony of theirs. They took away our souls every day and our pitctures once a year. I don't have any of the pictures...
[talking about boarding school]
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After watching this film I really felt for what Mary Crow Dog had to go through in her life before she became part of AIM. The American Indian Movement put pride back into the hearts of the all the warriors and youngsters, including Mary. Despite all her hardships, she was a true survivor partly because of AIM but also because she had the sheer willingness to overcome everything that was put in her plate.
However ........ anyways........... that's why I gave this film such a high rating. The whole story really came straight from her heart and the way she narrated it gave the film more life and atmosphere.
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