Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee Poster

Release Date: 1994

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Raised on a Sioux reservation in the 1960s, young Lakota girl Mary Crow Dog (Irene Bedard) learns the history of her people at the foot of her grandfather Fool Bull (Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman), a survivor of the legendary massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Forced to attend a Catholic boarding school, she loses touch with her tribal heritage until becoming radicalized by a fellow student (Amy Moore Davis) and going forth to regain her Native American identity.

Cast: Irene Bedard, August Schellenberg, Joseph Runningfox, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Amy Moore Davis, Lawrence Bayne, Michael Horse, Kathy Burnett

Director: Frank Pierson

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Growing up, Transformation, 1970s, 1960s, Mother, Sister

Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television