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Burnt by the Sun:
[Naomi chants nursery rhymes to avoid going to bed with Praire Fire as the Cheyenne look on in confusion]
He believes you channel evil spirits with these rhymes.
More like keeping evil spirits away...
[Looks at Praire Fire]
Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, But when she got there her cupboard was bare, So the poor dog had none.
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Deep exploration of west as told through eyes of two families
"Into The West" is, in my opinion, some of Steven Spielberg's finest work. Watching the series itself stirred up inside of me mixed emotions-- joy, sadness, anger, and so forth. Spielberg did a pretty darn good job in capturing how the West was shaped and more specifically the people who risked their lives in shaping it. I only wish that he would have at least given some small amount of attention to the black cowboys of the West, who played just as significant a role as anyone. Overall it was definitely worth watching, and since I have purchased the DVD I plan on watching it again. I am not sure when or if it will ever be on television again, but if it does, I suggest to anyone who is fed up with repeats of other shows due to the writer's strike to tune in.
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