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Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Pierson

Writers:

Mary Crow Dog (biography Lakota Woman), Richard Erdoes (biography Lakota Woman) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Abourezk Charles Abourezk ... Attorney
Dave Bald Eagle ... Old man at HQ
Lawrence Bayne ... Russel Means
Edgar Bear Runner Edgar Bear Runner ... Reasonable man
Irene Bedard ... Mary Crow Dog
Ron Beebe Ron Beebe ... Another lawyer
Nathan Bison Nathan Bison ... Joe Little Horse
Kathy Burnett Kathy Burnett ... Annie Mae
Vic Camp Vic Camp ... Webster's friend
Casey Camp-Horinek Casey Camp-Horinek ... Aunt Elsie Flood
Tantoo Cardinal ... Mary's mother
Wi-Waste-Win Conroy Wi-Waste-Win Conroy ... Little Girl
Amy Moore Davis Amy Moore Davis ... Nadine
Jonathan Gill Jonathan Gill ... Wovoka
Irene Handren-Seals Irene Handren-Seals ... Morningstar Clearwater
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Storyline

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their rights: a struggle that culminates in an armed standoff with US government forces at the site of an 1890 massacre. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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She dreamed of justice and fought for it in a place called Wounded Knee.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La femme Lakota See more »

Filming Locations:

Hill City, South Dakota, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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| (TCM print)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

As depicted in the film, Mary's son was born at Wounded Knee and she named him Pedro, in honor of murdered activist Pedro Bissonette, who is portrayed by Tim Sampson in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Mary Crow Dog: Jesus. Where'd you come from?
Spencer: I'm not Jesus. And you're drunk kid.
Mary Crow Dog: If you're not my savior then who the hell are you?
Spencer: Spencer, like the rifle. It was a good rifle.
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Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Great drama, great history
22 August 2000 | by alanjjSee all my reviews

I rented this movie because I was interested in what happened at Wounded Knee, both in the 1890s and in the 1970s. This movie was an excellent recap of the 70s standoff, with outstanding and genuine performances. It also goes back to the 1890s to review the outrage committed by US forces against the Lakota Sioux. I highly recommend this movie both as drama and as history.


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