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 ...
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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>
This is the first of three films co-stars Irene Bedard and Tantoo Cardinal would act in to win Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival, the others being Grand Avenue and Smoke Signals. Tantoo alone appears in 7 total winning films, this being the second and also includes Dances With Wolves, DreamKeeper, Shouting Secrets and Maina. See more »
Leonard Crow Dog:
Back in 1889 Short Bull came to see my great-grandfather. He said Wovoka, the Paiute medicine man, told him about a dream on the day the sun died. How it happened went like this: he said that 'a new world is coming. Look into this darkness, look here and you will see a new world coming. And walking in it we will meet our dead relatives, which the white man killed, alive again. They will greet us and they will bring back the buffalo and here is the eagle feather.' So many men traveled, at night ...
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After watching this film I really felt for what Mary Crow Dog had to go through in her life before she became part of AIM. The American Indian Movement put pride back into the hearts of the all the warriors and youngsters, including Mary. Despite all her hardships, she was a true survivor partly because of AIM but also because she had the sheer willingness to overcome everything that was put in her plate.
However ........ anyways........... that's why I gave this film such a high rating. The whole story really came straight from her heart and the way she narrated it gave the film more life and atmosphere.
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