BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE (Television Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—classic story with WOW! factor—instantly becomes a great watch told with lots of heart and well-placed drama. Exceptionally insightful view detailing resettlement and assimilation issues of Native American peoples. The casting is especially well-done with J.K. Simmons, Fred Dalton Thompson, Aiden Quinn, Adam Beach, and Wes Studi. Great work for Director Yves Simoneau.

Storyline

The government attempts to assimilate the Sioux Nation, Santee Dakota, and Oglala Lakota while under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull and Red Cloud, respectively.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Yves Simoneau for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tom Thayer and Dick Wolf for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin), Ohiyesa/Young Charles (Chevez Ezaneh), Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg), Uncle (Duane Howard), Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn), General Sherman (Colm Feore), President Ulysses S. Grant (Fred Dalton Thompson), One Bull (Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse), Jacob (Wayne Charles Baker), Bishop Whipple (Brian Stollery), Colonel Nelson Miles (Shaun Johnston), and Chief Red Cloud (Gordon Tootoosis).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This award-winning, Bravo! entertainment piece provides excellent after-viewing discussion.

Ben Meyers

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