Sitting Bull (1954)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Cavalry Film, Indian Western  |   Release Date - Oct 6, 1954 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This western offers one of Hollywood's more historically accurate accounts of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The story centers on a major in the cavalry who believes the Indians have the same rights as other Americans. Despite his efforts to stop Custer from embarking on his ill-fated mission, the general carries on. Later the major is court-marshaled for being a traitor and ends up sentenced to die. Fortunately, Sitting Bull sends a petition to the President and pleads for the good major's pardon.

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battle [war], cavalry, courthouse, Indian (Native-American)-chief, Indian (Native-American)-fighter, Indian (Native-American)-tribe, military, Native-American, negotiation