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Into the West 

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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Joseph M. Marshall Joseph M. Marshall ...  Old Indian / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Irene Bedard ...  Margaret Light Shines Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Gil Birmingham ...  Older Dog Star 4 episodes, 2005
John Terry ...  Older Jacob Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Ricardo Andres Ricardo Andres ...  Artillery Major / ... 4 episodes, 2005
Tonantzin Carmelo ...  Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
Tyler Christopher ...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Rachael Leigh Cook ...  Clara Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Zahn McClarnon ...  Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
Sheila Tousey ...  Older Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
Russell Means ...  Older Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
Matthew Settle ...  Jacob Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Michael Spears ...  Dog Star 3 episodes, 2005
Skeet Ulrich ...  Jethro Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Raoul Max Trujillo ...  Red Cloud 3 episodes, 2005
David Midthunder ...  White Crow 3 episodes, 2005
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ...  Sleeping Bear 3 episodes, 2005
Tinsel Korey ...  Bluebird / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Daniel Gillies ...  Ethan Biggs 2 episodes, 2005
George Leach ...  Loved by The Buffalo / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Warren Kole ...  Robert Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Eric Schweig ...  Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Scarfe ...  General George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 2005
Christian Kane ...  Abe Wheeler / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Eddie Spears ...  Older Red Lance 2 episodes, 2005
Tatanka Means ...  Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 2005
Sage Galesi Sage Galesi ...  Margaret Light Shines / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Joshua Kalef ...  Ezra / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Serge Houde ...  Enoch Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Maureen Thomas ...  Margaret Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Samuel Patrick Chu ...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Benjamin Smoke Benjamin Smoke ...  Abraham High Wolf / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Morris Birdyellowhead Morris Birdyellowhead ...  Good Shield 2 episodes, 2005
Summer Rae Birdyellowhead Summer Rae Birdyellowhead ...  Margaret Light Shines Wheeler, 8 yrs / ... 2 episodes, 2005
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An epic tale of two figures during the American colonization of the west, one white and the other Native American. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble. Written by rmlohner

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Official Sites:

Spielberg Films | TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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The title of the series is also the title of the Oscar-winning original song by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, which features in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In that film Sean Astin', who plays 'Martin Jarrett' here, stars as 'Samwise Gamgee'. See more »

Quotes

Voices That Carry: [comes back to the reservation after going to the Carlisle boarding school for 9 years] I'm looking for Red Lance, son of White Crow, grandson of Running Fox.
Red Lance: [In Lakota] Who looks for Red Lance?
Voices That Carry: [in Lakota] His brother, Voices That Carry.
Red Lance: [repeats name] Voices That Carry.
[in English]
Red Lance: Little brother, look at you. Did they drink your blood and turn you into a wasichu?
[both laugh]
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References The Last of the Mohicans (1992) See more »

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A story every American should see...
24 June 2005 | by bejillianSee all my reviews

"Into the West" is an amazing story, that anyone who calls themselves an American should see. This mini-series shows a heart-felt perspective of American History that no high school text book could possibly explain. The way they tell these unprecedented events through generations of two families, and the joys and tragedies that they endure keeps you glued to the screen every second. You have no idea how excited my mom and I were when we found out that EVERY episode would be two hours long!! We expected the first one to be two hours to reel you into the story, and then the rest would be an hour. But an hour each week just wouldn't be long enough to explore all of the different aspects of these people's journeys. And the cast is absolutely spectacular, especially Matthew Settle and Tonantzin Carmelo. The love they have for each other seems to make everything else in this tale a little more bearable. I'm going to stop now, because I could go on for hours and hours about this series if you let me. Steven Spielberg, you ROCK!!!


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