Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Director Yves Simoneau explores the plight of the American Indian in the later half of the 19th century in this docudrama exploring the effects of westward expansion and based on the book by Dee Brown.

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Aidan Quinn
as Sen. Henry Dawes
Adam Beach
as Charles Eastman
August Schellenberg
as Sitting Bull
J.K. Simmons
as McLaughlin
Anna Paquin
as Elaine Goodale
Colm Feore
as Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Wes Studi
as Wovoka
Fred Dalton Thompson
as President Ulysses S. Grant
Chevez Ezaneh
as Ohiyesa/Charles
Shaun Johnston
as Col. Nelson Miles
Sean Wei Mah
as Bull Head
Michelle Thrush
as Four Robes
Eddie Spears
as Chasing Crane
Holly Bird
as Scarlet Whirlwind
Trey Smallboy
as Blue Mountain
Nakotah Larance
as Crow Foot
Shane Crowchild
as Crazy Horse
Brian Stollery
as Bishop Whipple
Shaun Johnson
as Col. Miles
Morris Birdyellowhead
as American Horse
Laura Bachynski
as Mrs. Goodale
Hrothgar Mathews
as Rev. Woods
Tokala Clifford
as Little Wolf
Jimmy Herman
as Yellow Bird
Marty Antonini
as Col. Forsyth
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Critic Reviews for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Audience Reviews for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

  • Jul 23, 2011
    A very well done look at the events leading up to Wounded Knee. The history between the government and the Indians is long and complicated, and I really enjoyed how the movie at least attempted to show some of that complexity. Adrian Quinn was strong, as was August Schellenberg as Sitting Bull. It's a tragic story, but one that needed to be told.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2011
    This was a interesting enough drama depicting a land struggle betweens indiand and the u.s goverment, in the 1800s. the land was given to them by goverment and now its needed, some good moments of drama and certainly bringing up many interesting topics of things that went on at that time
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2009
    manipulation was a much greater weapon used by whites against native americans during the move west, and the film does a solid job of dealing with how that manipulation worked. solid script and photography, decent acting, overall fairly inspiring but sad film.
    danny d Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2008
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is such a powerful and well done film. The story is factual and takes place in the late 19th Century. During this time a lot of changes were occurring with the expansion of the USA further west, discovery of gold and more that the Indians were at a constant flux. All the sacred land and laws that were passed originally with USA were being constantly changed...I was very shocked in the way people that were humane made others live and parish...very eye opening and done well...must see!
    Mason W Super Reviewer

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