Dances With Wolves

Topics: Native Americans in the United States, Dances with Wolves, Nebraska Pages: 3 (965 words) Published: December 19, 2013
Dances With Wolves
The film “Dances With Wolves” initiates with Lt. John Dunbar in fear of having his leg amputated by the doctors, he would rather die than to live without his leg. In his attempt to die, he decides to become a distraction to the enemy by riding in front of them and be the main target. While they were trying to shoot him, the rest of the union he belongs to overcome the enemy. Consequently Dunbar is named a hero and is offered a station wherever he liked. He chooses the frontier, so he can see it before it is gone. When he finally arrives, he finds the place completely deserted. Right away he starts fixing the setting, but with less motivation as time goes by. He is alone and with no news from the army for over a month, his horse Cisco and a wolf he named Two Socks are his only companions. He is then found by the Sioux who decide to try to talk to him rather than to kill him. With passions Dumbar and the Sioux start to learn each others language and commence to communicate with ease, after a while they became trusted friends and Dumbar is even offered to move in with the Sioux, an offer he accepts. Dunbar and Stands With A Fist, a white woman who lived with the Sioux since childhood, fall in love with each other and marry. Because of this, he is even more accepted as a good man, he is even given a name, Dances With Wolves. When moving to the winter camp with the Sioux, Dumbar goes back to his soddy to get his journal, but when he arrived he found that U.S. troops had already gotten there and mistook his for an Indian because of his clothing. He was mistreated and they killed both Cisco and Two Socks. A group of Sioux men go to find Dumbar and find him, with the help of him, they killed the solders that had him cuffed. They then return with the rest of their people, but Dumbar knows that he is putting their lives in danger by being with them because he knows that the U.S. solders will hunt him down. Therefore he decides to leave with his wife...
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