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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 ...  Old Indian / ... 6 episodes, 2005
...  Margaret Light Shines Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
...  Older Dog Star 4 episodes, 2005
...  Older Jacob Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Ricardo Andres ...  Artillery Major / ... 4 episodes, 2005
...  Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 3 episodes, 2005
...  Clara Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
...  Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
Sheila Tousey ...  Older Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
...  Older Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
...  Jacob Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
...  Dog Star 3 episodes, 2005
...  Jethro Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
...  Red Cloud 3 episodes, 2005
...  White Crow 3 episodes, 2005
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ...  Sleeping Bear 3 episodes, 2005
...  Bluebird / ... 3 episodes, 2005
...  Ethan Biggs 2 episodes, 2005
...  Loved by The Buffalo / ... 2 episodes, 2005
...  Robert Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
...  Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 2005
...  General George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 2005
...  Abe Wheeler / ... 2 episodes, 2005
...  Older Red Lance 2 episodes, 2005
...  Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 2005
Sage Galesi ...  Margaret Light Shines / ... 2 episodes, 2005
...  Ezra / ... 2 episodes, 2005
...  Enoch Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Maureen Thomas ...  Margaret Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Benjamin Smoke ...  Abraham High Wolf / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Morris Birdyellowhead ...  Good Shield 2 episodes, 2005
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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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Drunken Mountain Man: Fine looking squaw, ain't she? She got a good looking daughter too. I wouldn't mind making her acquaintance. Might even take me a bath. I never known an Injun gal do wash like her. Her husband must have clean britches everyday. Twice on Sunday. You don't need britches.
Thunder Heart Woman: Move on.
Drunken Mountain Man: Bet you ain't wearing none under that skirt. We're just gonna have to find out.
[Jacob reaches out and grabs ThunderHeart Woman's wrist]
Drunken Mountain Man: Easy there, partner. Mind that scattergun, friend. She knows how to use it.
Jacob Jr.: Just get...
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References The Last of the Mohicans (1992) See more »

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A Wondrous Journey into the Past and the Future
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have diligently watched this series since the beginning. I have re-watched all the episodes at least twice.

Having some knowledge of Native American history, I have found that again Spielberg has done his homework on both sides of the journey west.

I feel that he has portrayed both sides more than fair and hope that this movie will open the eyes of those who still believe in the stereo typed "Indian, Pioneer, and Mountain Man. I hope that this movie again will make people understand what happens to "Nations" when there is prejudice and ignorance.

I found some inconsistencies in some of the issues with the personal lives of Indians, that I am fairly sure are not true. For example men didn't attend the births of their children..This was considered bad luck.

I also felt sometimes that I must of missed something. For example, Naomi was with the wagon train that was attacked by the Cheyenne? Then she was suddenly named "Five Horses." I assume that meant she was bought from those that captured her from the wagon train. This whole episode, though romantic was a bit unrealistic.Women of her age were seldom if ever adopted into any tribe. They were consdered to be "untrainable."

I found the language a bit stilted at times, but, considering that a lot of these actors are from other tribes, I think they did exceptionally well.

I have waited since Dances with Wolves for a good, honest portrayal of Native Americans...I finally got it...Thank you to all involved!

Mitakuye Oyasin

'Hanble Omani Winyan


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