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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.

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Daniel Giat (screenplay), Dee Brown (based on the book by) (as Dee Alexander Brown)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Elaine Goodale
Chevez Ezaneh ... Ohiyesa / Young Charles
August Schellenberg ... Sitting Bull
Duane Howard ... Uncle
Aidan Quinn ... Henry Dawes
Colm Feore ... General Sherman
Fred Dalton Thompson ... President Ulysses S. Grant (as Fred Thompson)
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ... One Bull (as Nathan Chasing Horse)
Wayne Charles Baker ... Jacob
Brian Stollery Brian Stollery ... Bishop Whipple
Shaun Johnston ... Col. Nelson Miles
Gordon Tootoosis ... Chief Red Cloud
Billy Merasty Billy Merasty ... Young Man Afraid
Morris Birdyellowhead Morris Birdyellowhead ... American Horse
Eddie Spears ... Chasing Crane
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Drama | History | Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wounded Knee Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Soon after the infamous Oscar rejection speech which featured Sacheen Littlefeather, Martin Scorsese approached Marlon Brando about starring in " Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee". They worked on a script for several months but it failed to materialise. See more »

Goofs

The mouse that craws under the blanket is clearly not the same mouse that is hit with the pan by the Indian woman and then removed from under the blanket. See more »

Quotes

Colonel James Forsyth: [to Charles Eastman, after the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek] We didn't fire first! I swear to Almighty God, we did not fire first.
Chief Red Cloud: Blue coat... you whites use many weapons against us. Do not have such a bad heart about it. We have always feared your guns the least.
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Referenced in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) See more »

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Happy Times
Written by Gabe Desrosiers
Performed by Wayne Charles Baker
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Are You Really Ready for the Truth?
3 February 2008 | by nogdyshusSee all my reviews

First off, I haven't seen the production of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. But I read the book. Many years ago. But if this production is true to the book it will be a wake-up call for many. You'll come away knowing exactly what was done to the people of the First Nations. The false promises, outright lies, cruelty, deprivation forced on them. The grief of seeing your wife, husband, father, child...your entire family destroyed. To see land that had sustained your people for eons being taken over and divided up, destroyed, its animal life extinguished with no hope of recovery. And finally, to see the mountains those lands surrounded...mountains sacred to all the tribes and nations of your race...to see the faces of foreign leaders carved into those mountains. Those of you with an ability for true empathy might have an inkling of the despair and hopelessness felt by the people of the First Nations. The majority will feel bad for a short while and then continue with their lives as before. And for some, some will feel a burden on their soul the likes of which you will wish you had never known. You'll learn to live with it. I can promise you that. We whites have an amazing capacity for justifying what our race has done to others and living with its subsequent guilt. But how long can we do that? Injustices done in the past can't be erased. And the injustice to the First Peoples continues to this day. If racial memory is an actuality, how large a burden of guilt can we carry until our collective backs break from its weight?


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