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DreamKeeper (2003)

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »


Steve Barron


John Fusco
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
August Schellenberg ... Grandpa
Eddie Spears ... Shane
Gary Farmer ... Iktome
John Trudell ... Coyote
Chaske Spencer ... Eagle Boy
Teneil Whiskeyjack ... Quillwork / Powwow Girl
Alex Rice ... She Crosses The Water
Michael Greyeyes ... Thunder Spirit
Tantoo Cardinal ... Old Pawnee Woman
Dakota House ... Dirty Belly
Sean Wei Mah ... High Horse
Sage Galesi Sage Galesi ... Mae Little Wounded / Blue Bird Woman (as Sage)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Kills Enemy
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Iron Spoon
Sheila Tousey ... Janine


In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A grandfather who believes in tradition. A teenager who believes in today.


Drama | Fantasy


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The "All Nations Pow-wow" that the grandfather and grandson Shane are going to is actually the Gathering of Nations Pow-wow that takes place annually in April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »


When Shane is first standing with Mae Little Wounded in front of her house, May has both hands out admiring the ring, then in the next shot a second later, May only has one hand out, which is held by Shane's hand. See more »


Sam: Casino on the rez now, yeah?
Grandpa: Gonna go over there one night. I'd like to win a million dollars.
Sam: What would you do with a million dollars, old man?
Grandpa: Buy a sports car, buy me a young, white woman who wants an Indian name, and drive to the All Nations Powwow in style.
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Great tv Indian Movie. Great mythological stories
12 June 2004 | by badgrrlkaneSee all my reviews

Great Indian TV movie. Great performances from almost all of both young and older Hollywood Native American actors/actresses. It's too bad that most of the general public doesn't know these guys's names from Adam but they are all great perfomances in this tele-film. Very cool Native American mythology stories & I'm always into films with the great Eddie Spears and Michael Greyeyes. If you didn't see this when it aired on ABC then check it out when it comes to DVD/Video. Hopefully, one day Hollywood will have a great well-known Native American actor/actress & then hopefully never again will they use Asian,Polynesian or Hispanic actors to play American Indians again. Thankfully, as far as i could tell this film stayed true to the storyline and stories & made sure that they had authentic full to half-blooded American Indian actors. **** out of *****

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English | Sioux | Mohawk

Release Date:

28 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


CAD40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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