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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)

TV-14 | | Drama, History, Western | TV Movie 27 May 2007
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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... Elaine Goodale
... Ohiyesa / Young Charles
... Sitting Bull
... Uncle
... Henry Dawes
... General Sherman
... President Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Thompson)
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ... One Bull (as Nathan Chasing Horse)
... Jacob
Brian Stollery ... Bishop Whipple
... Col. Nelson Miles
... Chief Red Cloud
Billy Merasty ... Young Man Afraid
Morris Birdyellowhead ... American Horse
... Chasing Crane
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In the 1880s, after the U. S. Army's defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the government continues to push Sioux Indians off their land. In Washington, D.C., Senator Henry Dawes introduces legislation to protect Native Americans rights. In South Dakota, school teacher Elaine Goodale joins Sioux native and Western-educated Dr. Charles Eastman in working with tribe members. Meanwhile, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull refuses to give into mounting government pressures. Written by Jwelch5742

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The Epic Fall of the American Indian

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Drama | History | Western

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27 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Untitled Wounded Knee Project  »

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Trivia

Several scenes were filmed at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and the Alberta Legislature building in Edmonton, Alberta. See more »

Goofs

Shaun Johnston as Col. Nelson Miles is shown at the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of April 29, 1868 wearing a Civil War Medal and an Indian Wars Medal. The first Civil War Campaign Medal was issued on May 26, 1909. The blue and gray ribbon shown in the film was not in use until August 12, 1913. The first Indian Wars Medal was issued July 15, 1908. The ribbon shown in the film with two dark bands was not in use until 1917. See more »

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Wovoka AKA Jack Wilson: A vision came to me when the sun went into shadow, and I lay dying. And in my death, I saw the Heavens of the white robes. And yes, it is as they describe it. But also there, my children, all the Indians that ever roamed this earth, all your beloved ancestors, and mine, and those young ones who were taken by the white man's diseases. Do not grieve for them. They want you to know that they are happy. Yes. And you should not grieve for yourselves, because here is what the white robes did not tell...
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Featured in History Buffs: Dances with Wolves (2017) See more »

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Death Song
Written by Gabe Desrosiers
Performed by Marina Rose and Barbara Scout
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Awesome movie...
10 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I have never read the entire book. But the movie, as far as I'm concerned is outstanding. I actually thought it was going to be nothing but gun touting action and a lot of fluff, but the movie does well in showing the accuracies in most of the accounts that happened or would have happened. The movie does a good job showing a more sympathetic side to some of the Americans who actually cared for the Indian's and their interests. But it was also true in showing the ignorance on both sides and lack of understanding what truly needs to be done to attain peace. Another good thing that I loved about this movie was that is showed a more internal/personal conflict with the characters, something rarely see in Indian based movies or historically ones at that. Overall it is an awesome movie that I think, if shown in some of my history classes, would make that subject a lot more interesting. Anyone waiting to see the John Adams movie?


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