• The Education of Little Tree (1997)

The Education of Little Tree

Release Date: December 5th, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

PG |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

During the Great Depression, 8-year-old Native American Little Tree (Joseph Ashton) loses his mother and father. Little Tree is sent to live in the Smokey Mountains with his grandparents (James Cromwell, Tantoo Cardinal), who show the young boy how to live in the wilderness. They introduce him to Willow John (Graham Greene), a medicine man who teaches Little Tree about his Cherokee heritage. But when the local government makes the boy attend a state school, his world is turned upside down.

Cast: James Cromwell, Tantoo Cardinal, Joseph Ashton, Graham Greene, James Rae, Mika Boorem, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mark Jeffrey Miller

Director: Richard Friedenberg

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Rescue , 1930s , 1940s , Growing up ,