Dances with Wolves is an epic film made in the year nineteen ninety shot in
South Dakota and Wyoming. The film tells the story of a Civil War-era and a United
States Army officer, Lieutenant Dunbar who travels to the American frontier to find a
military post and befriends a local Sioux tribe. It shows how life was in times of the Civil
War. The movie also shows how Indians lived and how they respected everything except
the white men.
This film tells the story of Lieutenant Dunbar, a United States Army Officer and a
Indian tribe who eventually in time after meeting become friends. The story starts when
Dunbar goes to the American frontier to find a military post and while there he meets a
tribe of Indians. At first the Indians do not accept him and want nothing to do with him
because they do not respect or like white men.
From the moment Dunbar arrives at Fort Hays, he begins to record his
experiences at the frontier in a journal. Dunbar finds a deserted fort and lives there on his
own. He soon meets a wolf that he befriends and two become pretty close. Dunbar gets
stuck in a strange situation when nobody knows where he was assigned and he doesn’t
know that nobody knows where he is. He is not isolated in this fort and notes in his
journal how strange it is that no other soldiers joined him at the post.
The first time Dunbar meets a member of the Sioux tribe is when the tribes
medicine man comes across the fort while Dunbar was taking a shower out of sight and
when he appears the Indian is scared and runs away. Dunbar wonders about the Indian
that was around the fort and one day goes on the search to find the tribe. On his way he
meets a woman, Stands With A Fist who has slit her wrists he then returns her to the tribe
to be treated. The Indians change their attitude towards Dunbar because of his kind ...