Sioux City synopsis
A Native American doctor living in California, Jesse Rainfeather Goldman (Lou Diamond Phillips) travels to an Iowa Indian reservation in the hope of seeing his biological mother. Upon his arrival, he learns that she's just died -- and under strange circumstances. His effort to get more information about the incident is blocked by the police. But, with help from fellow Lakota Sioux Jolene Buckley (Salli Richardson), Jesse delves into both his mother's death and his own heritage.