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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 (Aidan Quinn) introduces legislation to protect Native Americans rights. In South Dakota, schoolteacher Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin) 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.

Cast & Crew

Aidan Quinn
Henry Dawes
Adam Beach
Charles Eastman
Anna Paquin
Elaine Goodale
J.K. Simmons
James McLaughlin
Colm Feore
General Sherman
Wes Studi
Wovoka, Jack Wilson
Fred Dalton Thompson
President Ulysses S. Grant
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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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