Sitting Bull: A Stone In My Heart

Sitting Bull: A Stone In My Heart

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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HBO presents an epic movie event with executive producers Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer, based on Dee Brown's bestseller, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee powerfully explores the tragic impact that the United States' westward expansion had on American Indian culture, and the economic, political and social pressures that motivated it.

Beginning with the Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee intertwines the unique perspectives of three characters: Charles Eastman (Adam Beach), né Ohiyesa, a young, Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation; Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg), 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 (Aidan Quinn), one of the architects of the government policy on Indian affairs.

While Eastman and patrician schoolteacher Elaine Goodale work to improve life for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for more humane treatment, opposing the bellicose stance of General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Hope rises for the Sioux in the form of the prophet Wovoka and the Ghost Dance - a messianic movement that promises an end of their suffering under the white man. This hope is all but obliterated after the killing of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Lakota men, women and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890.

Published in 1971, Dee Brown's book is one of the foremost works documenting the systematic subjugation of the American Indian during the latter half of the 19th century. It has sold nearly five million copies and has been translated into 17 languages.

Product Details
Actors:
Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Number of discs: 2
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: HBO Home Video
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
Run Time: 133 minutes
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