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A Glimpse Into The Past With "Dances With Wolves"

695 words - 3 pages

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 ...

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