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The Trial of Standing Bear (1988)

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It´s the story of a real existing person, Chief standing bear. In this play, you see the achievement of him. he went to court and impressed the judge,so native american indians were no ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Marshall Jamison

Writers:

Angela Rackley Paust (associate writer) (as Angela Rackley), Thomas Tibbles (based on the book "The Ponca Chiefs")

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Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo ... Standing Bear
William Shatner ... Narrator (voice)
Mark Abbott Mark Abbott ... Bear Shield
Carmen De Lavallade ... Suzette
Joshua Gallegos Joshua Gallegos ... Ta Zha
George Riddle ... General George Crook
Ray Dooley Ray Dooley ... Thomas Tibbles
James Devney James Devney ... John Webster
George Ede George Ede ... Andrew Poppleton
Frank Hankey Frank Hankey ... Genio Lambertson
Richard Dix Richard Dix ... Judge Elmer Dundy
Sam Stoneburner Sam Stoneburner ... William Hackberry
Wes Studi ... Long Runner (as Wes Studie)
Vernice Moncooyea Vernice Moncooyea ... Ponca Woman
William Pensoneau William Pensoneau ... White Eagle
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It´s the story of a real existing person, Chief standing bear. In this play, you see the achievement of him. he went to court and impressed the judge,so native american indians were no longer "things" by law, but men.(1879) that changed a lot. chief standing bear lost his tribe to the white men and only he and his wife and daughter survived. later they parished too. so that was the end of the ponca tribe.

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USA

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