Dances with Wolves

Topics: Native Americans in the United States, Lakota people, South Dakota Pages: 3 (1075 words) Published: January 29, 2013
daRay Baldonado
Dances With Wolves is a fantastic movie! It depicts the American Indians as a loving race, has three very unique Lakota Tribe leaders, shows the life in the Great Plains before American settlers arrived, it really shows the difference between customs and traditions of the whites and Indians, and finally the Sioux and Paunee fighting was very important and showed Dunbar important things that will affect the rest of his life. I really recommend seeing this movie if want to see something that shows Native Americans as loving people instead of savages. In my opinion the movie depicts the American Indian as a race that cares for only their fellow tribe members and worried about the whites killing them off. Also, Dunbar had bad pre-convinced stereotypes about the Indians. If a white comes onto their territory the Indians feel threatened and attack them. Like when Dunbar first encountered the Indians they felt threatened and got ready to attack. Also, when they found out someone inhabited the nearby fort they investigated immediately. Dunbar thought that the Indians were lying, savage, thieves. The guy that drove him to the fort gave him these thoughts. Also, when they tried to steal his horse, the stereotypes were reassured for a short period of time. According to the movie Indians are caring and scared. Dunbar thought that the Indians were a terrible race.

Kicking Bird, Wind In His Hair, and Ten Bears are the three main Lakota Indian tribe leaders. Kicking Bird is a very stern, disciplined Lakota leader. He does like Dunbar joining the tribe. Every time he tries to befriend Kicking Bird he shuts him down. Like the time when he offered them coffee Kicking Bird was hesitant to accept it. Also, he cares about his tribe more than anything. For example, he is always asking Dunbar about how many whites are coming. Wind In His Hair is very kick back and accepting. As soon as Dunbar tries to befriend him he almost immediately accepts him....
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