Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Analysis

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Describe Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a western movie about the Sioux and Americans conflicts, was released in 2007 and was directed by Yves Simoneau. This movie occurs in the western part of America, in many Indian reservations. The main location was Pine Ridge, and the main battle was at Wounded Knee. The movie begins around the time when the Sioux were defeated at Little Bighorn. Then, the Americans continued to try and steal their land. Americans offered the Natives money for their land, but they refused to take it, because they believed some of it was sacred, and they did not want to give up. Americans were also trying to make the Sioux Indians into Americans, but Sitting Bull refused, as well as the other members. Later, troops were …show more content…
It is believed by many that the film was made for entertainment, so some stories were not entirely true. Although some events were not accurate, some were. For example, Sitting Bull wasn’t respected by Canadians, and he was murdered exactly how it was shown in the movie. Also, Charles was at the battle of Wounded Knee, and he did help the wounded. There were many other examples in the movie that show exactly what happened. Although there were completely accurate scenes, many scenes were made primarily for entertainment. Many believed that Sitting Bull was portrayed as a violent and cruel man, but Indians who watched the movie knew he was actually a respectful and caring man. Another character that was portrayed differently than he actually was, was Senator Dawes. He was shown as a perfect man who was kind and caring, but in the eyes of the Indians, he was forceful and cruel. Many people have not heard of Sitting Bull shooting horses and whipping people, and they believe that was just for entertainment too. Some people who watched the movie walked out, because they could not handle some of the scenes. Overall, the movie was not entirely a lie, the truth was just bent to make the movie better, and Native Americans were angry because of

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