The epic fall of the American Indian.
Inspired by Dee Brown's acclaimed bestseller, the HBO Films event Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn. The action centers on the struggles of three characters: Charles Eastman (Adam Beach, Flags Of Our Fathers), a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor; Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg, The New World), the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, their dignity and their sacred land - the Black Hills of the Dakotas; and Senator Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn, Empire Falls), one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale (Anna Paquin, X-Men: The Last Stand), work to improve life for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment. Epic in scope, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee is a new Western classic called "...insightful...deeply affecting...visually striking" by The Washington Post.