Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming ... See full summary »
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David James Elliott
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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
Thunder Heart Woman:
[after Jacob was injured by an arrow to the chest, he asks them to leave him behind]
Thank you... for finding me... for saving me... and for loving me.
Loving you is easy it always has been. But I'll see you again. I know it... Jacob, Young Margaret Light Shines you mind your mother. And never forget who you are. You're one part Lakota, one part Virginia. Abraham High Wolf, remember who you are always and remind your brother Jacob.
Thunder Heart Woman:
I love you.
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I watched this not expecting much, and though the start was slow the show really picked up momentum by the second half. Acting was solid, but the storyline is what I think will really be good. I enjoyed the portrayal of both the settler/native side of the story. One thing that really makes the show unique is the use of native language- you hear English, several native languages, Spanish, and so on. That made it feel more authentic. I think that people who are interested in native culture will enjoy it, since it tells things from that point of view, but without being preachy or heavy handed- there are good and bad characters in both cultures. My only complaint is that the main character, Wheeler, is a little wide eyed and borders on corny at times, but hopefully that will get better as the series goes on.
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