Jun. 10, 2005
60 min.
TNT TV Network

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Into the West

An epic tale of two figures, white man and Native American, during the American colonization of the West. Jacob leaves his dull life behind, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble.

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Birmingham was born in San Antonio, Texas. His family moved frequently during his childhood, due to ...

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Loved by the Buffalo's sister, Thunder Heart Woman (Tonantzin Carmelo), is married off to a white trapper and his brothers Dog Star (Michael Spears) and Running Fox (Zahn McClarnon) begin families, but Loved by the Buffalo realizes that his destiny lies on a different path.

Dog Star and Running Fox argued over whether or not to adopt white technology. The disagreement comes to a boil and the two agree to part ways, splitting the tribe. Running Fox and Dog Star eventually reconcile and agree to no longer trade for white goods.

In episode 3, Running Fox and Dog Star join several other chiefs at the signing of the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851). All three agree that the peace is precarious but decide to give the agreement a chance.

Episode Screenshots

01x01 - Wheel to the Stars
Season 1, Episode 01
01x05 - Casualties of War
Season 1, Episode 05
01x02 - Manifest Destiny
Season 1, Episode 02
01x04 - Hell on Wheels
Season 1, Episode 04
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