5.8/10
219
4 user 1 critic

Song of Hiawatha (1997)

PG | | Adventure, Drama
The legendary Ojibwa Chief is sent by the great spirit to lead his people.

Director:

Jeffrey Shore
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Pathfinder (TV Movie 1996)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

This adventure follows a mid-18th-century British scout through the wilderness on a mission to sneak into a French fortress.

Director: Donald Shebib
Stars: Kevin Dillon, Graham Greene, Laurie Holden
Clearcut (1991)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

He's not a "militant"... he's manito. Spirit Being.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Michael Hogan
Grey Owl (1999)
Biography | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana
Medicine River (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When photographer Will returns home for his mother's funeral he gets more than he bargained for from a strange cast of characters on the reservation.

Director: Stuart Margolin
Stars: Graham Greene, Tom Jackson, Sheila Tousey
Comanche Moon (2008)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson
Coyote Waits (TV Movie 2003)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman
Skinwalkers (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach
Hiawatha (1952)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ojibway tribe member Hiawatha is sent by his chief to investigate the warlike intentions of the neighboring Dakotah and Illinois tribes that routinely trespass into Ojibway territory.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Vince Edwards, Yvette Duguay, Keith Larsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Greene ... O Kagh
Litefoot ... Hiawatha
Irene Bedard ... Minnehaha
Russell Means ... Mudjekeewis
Sheila Tousey ... Nokomis
Adam Beach ... Chibiabos
Michael Rooker ... Bertrand
David Strathairn ... Marcel
Gordon Tootoosis ... Iagoo
Tina Louise Bomberry Tina Louise Bomberry ... Sparrow Song
Peter Kelly Gaudreault Peter Kelly Gaudreault ... Mondamin
Mike Kanentakeron Mike Kanentakeron ... Mishe-Mokwa
Adrian Jamieson Adrian Jamieson ... 10 yr. Old Hiawatha
Flint Eagle ... Pearl Feather / Megissongwan
Vern Harper Vern Harper ... Old Mohawk Chieftain
Edit

Storyline

The legendary Ojibwa Chief is sent by the great spirit to lead his people.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The Song of Hiawatha See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A year after this film, Irene Bedard and Russell Means reprised their animated roles of Pocahontas and her father (Chief Powhatan) in Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998). See more »

Connections

Version of Hiawatha (1909) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful Retelling of The Legend
10 December 2006 | by commandamandaSee all my reviews

Lite Foot does a wonderful job as Hiawatha and Adam Beach is amusing as Chibiabos. Both show that they are capable of far more than this legend, however, it should not be taken lightly. This film was both beautiful and carefully filmed. None of it appears childish, as one might think upon stumbling over it during regular daytime TV. Rather, it is a humbling tale of suffering and searching for the salvation of the Indian Nation. It is well acted and well outfitted. I was troubled at first by the use of so many differing Indians from so many tribes; this would only occur to someone who can trace tribal characteristics. It's a heck of a lot better than allowing Whites to play Indians. In fact, it's so chock-a-block full of talented people that you can't tear your eyes from it. I too, was at first a little troubled by the lack of woodland costuming, but this would have been expensive and time-consuming to create. Woodland Flower beading and designs are intricate and lovely, but they were not missed after a few minutes of viewing. The splendid acting grabs a hold of you. I enjoyed it immensely. Recommended- however, there is some violence which my not be appropriate for viewers under 10 or 12 years of age. Adults may want to explain some of the ritual and religious implications with their children after viewing.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed