Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 11379

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 12

Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Western

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Yves Simoneau

Actors: August Schellenberg, Chevez Ezaneh, Aidan Quinn, Duane Howard, Fred Dalton Thompson

Plot: From HBO films, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee intertwines the unique perspectives of three characters: Charles Eastman, a young, Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation; Sitting Bull, the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, their dignity and their sacred land - the gold-laden Black Hills of the Dakotas; and Senator Henry Dawes, one of the architects of the government policy on Indian affairs.

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Rating of
2.5/4

sapien - wrote on 02/05/2010

This movie has a lot of good things going for it. Not the least of which is the fact that it's a very sad, but totally true story.

Rating of
3/4

patjohnson76 - wrote on 09/08/2008

HBO's Emmy award winning television movie is a stirring and sometimes heartbreaking look at the horrible treatment of the Lakota Indians by the U.S. Government toward the end of the battles for Indian land. The film looks at the perspectives of three individuals and how their paths cross toward a massacre at Wounded Knee creek in the late 1800s that took the lifes of many Indians, mostly women and children. It's a sad look sometimes, but it's an important film that presents an unflattering but truthful look at one of the atrocities our government committed against Native Americans. As with most HBO films, this is presented very well.

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