The West (1996)
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By the late 1880's, American settlers continue to claim tribal lands while the Dawes Act tries to break up the tribal structure of the Native American nations. The Native Americans take up the Ghost Dance putting their faith in religion until their hopes are crushed at the Massacre of Wounded Knee.

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Stephen Ives

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Cast

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Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ann Richards ... Herself - Former Governor of Texas
Charlotte Black Elk Charlotte Black Elk ... Herself - Lakota
T.H. Watkins T.H. Watkins ... Himself - Writer
David Emmons David Emmons ... Himself - Historian
N. Scott Momaday ... Himself - Writer
Robert Utley Robert Utley ... Himself - Historian
Rick Williams Rick Williams ... Himself - Lakota
David Love David Love ... Himself - Geologist
Tantoo Cardinal ... Herself (voice)
Blythe Danner ... Alice Fletcher (voice)
Hector Elizondo ... Himself (voice)
Gilly Gilchrist ... Himself (voice)
Murphy Guyer ... Himself (voice)
Julie Harris ... Herself (voice)
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By the late 1880's, American settlers continue to claim tribal lands while the Dawes Act tries to break up the tribal structure of the Native American nations. The Native Americans take up the Ghost Dance putting their faith in religion until their hopes are crushed at the Massacre of Wounded Knee.

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22 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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The episodes "Ghost Dance" and "One Sky Above Us" were originally broadcast as a single extra long episode under the title "One Sky Above Us". See more »

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