#5 Best Westerns: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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#5: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Cast:

Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Aidan Quinn, Anna Paquin, Eric Schweig

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Awards:

Primetime Emmy Award

Summary:

This is a thoughtful portrayal of the complex events leading up to the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.  All sides of the conflict are explored in a sympathetic and realistic manner.

Review:

I like this movie because it maintains the dignity of the Native Americans, without being sentimental.  The solid acting and well-written dialogue save the story from becoming a melodrama.  Instead, the sad events of history unfold in multiple ways to explain the inevitable demise of the Great Sioux Nation.

Have you seen this movie?  Would it be YOUR top choice?

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