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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

June 19, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Inspired by Dee Brown’s acclaimed bestseller, the HBO Films event begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn. The action centers on the struggles of three characters: Charles Eastman (Adam Beach, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS), a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor; Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg, THE NEW WORLD), the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, dignity and sacred land; and Senator Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn, EMPIRE FALLS), one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND), work to improve life fo… More >>

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee


5 Responses to “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
  1. Hugh Jass says:

    This movie has some great acting and good action scenes. I like fact-based movies and this one pulls it off well without being too wordy or too fluffy. Also, Fred Thompson played a pretty good cigar-chomping President Grant. Those of you who are considering voting for the hollywood-values, cradle-robbing, former Nixon lawyer and pro-abortion lobbyist might want to give it a view.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. When I heard this movie was coming to HBO I knew it was going to be a good movie. It tells of the many conflicts the Sioux Nation had with the white man while trying to survive. The actors were fanominal. They played off of eachothers emotions and situations extremely well. Especially Adam Beach’s character who does a complete 360 when he realizes the way his people is actually being treated.

    The director portrayed the history well. From the battle at Little Big Horn to the senseless massacre at Wounded Knee. I had tears in my eyes from watching the massacre. Kudos to the director for protraying the history correctly.

    It is out of all my backgrounds; Irish, French, Native American, Black, Chinese, and German; that I am proud to say that I feel more attacted to my Native American and Irish heritage. But mainly my Native American ancestory. More so with the past 500 years of history that we had to endure.

    For those who complain about their “civil rights” being violated, I dare you to sit down and watch this movie from start to the end of the credits. And complain about your rights. This movie shows how the white man made promises and promises to the Sioux but broke them.

    Julius A. Archibald IV – Cloud Walker
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. M. Carr says:

    Revelations as to how mistreated the American Indians were mistreated in so many instances. Though they were savages, initially, they needed to be shown, truthfully, the civilized way to share the Earth.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. K. Bounds says:

    I read the book a long time ago and I read it again so I bought the movie and it’s very good.The acting is great and story line is similiar to the book. I recommend this movie to everyone interested in how the west was really won.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Firstly as a filmmaker and secondly as a Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne human being from Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge rez with a family background that goes way back, I watched ‘Bury My Heart’ today with some trepidation and really couldn’t believe my ears and my eyes.

    Why would HBO get a guy from Canada to direct this US plains film, I will never know. His attempt at understanding a native worldview illustrates his ignorance and lack of depth. Shame that just when we as native people need more of our stories seen in mainstream media we get stuff like this.

    I would love to direct this myself. Watch out for my documentary ‘Coloring the Media’

    Bad directing, bad dialogue and waste of great talent by a terrible director. My advice stay on that side of the border when dealing with stories that you don’t really understand – better still use a Native Director. C’mon HBO get to grips with the 21st century.

    Mitakuye Oyasin!!!!
    Rating: 1 / 5

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