Set in 1855, and based on the award-winning book "The White Indian Boy" by Elijah Nicholas Wilson, Wind River tells the true story of a young white settler who is accepted as part of the Shoshone Indian tribe. Oneday a Shoeshone warrior, Moragoni (A. Martinez), rescues a young white settler, Nicolas Wilson (Blake Heron) from an unhappy farm life and grants him a place in their tribe. Under the leadershipt of the tribal elders, Nicholas slowly learns the way of the Shoshone, but it is not untill he fulfils his prophecy that he is finally looked upon as a brave warrior. But when a gang of settlers comes looking for him, Nicholas faces the toughest decision in his life. Trapped between two worlds, Nicholas must decide whether to return to his real family, or stay with the Indian family he has grown to love.

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Wind River (1998)

Drama/Western

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Set in 1855, and based on the award-winning book "The White Indian Boy" by Elijah Nicholas Wilson, Wind River tells the true story of a young white settler who is accepted as part of the Shoshone Indian tribe. Oneday a Shoeshone warrior, Moragoni (A. Martinez), rescues a young white settler, Nicolas Wilson (Blake Heron) from an unhappy farm life and grants him a place in their tribe. Under the leadershipt of the tribal elders, Nicholas slowly learns the way of the Shoshone, but it is not untill he fulfils his prophecy that he is finally looked upon as a brave warrior. But when a gang of settlers comes looking for him, Nicholas faces the toughest decision in his life. Trapped between two worlds, Nicholas must decide whether to return to his real family, or stay with the Indian family he has grown to love.

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Cast
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Blake Heron

Nick Wilson - Yagaichi
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A Martinez

Morogonai
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Russell Means

Washakie
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Wes Studi

Pocatello
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Devon Gummersall

Sylvester
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Karen Allen

Martha (Wilson)
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Patricia Van Ingen

Anuba
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Tim Griffin

Nick Wilson (Older)
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Alanzo Coby

Opening Shoshone Indian #1
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Tom Shell

Pilgrim
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Payton Mackey

Pony Express Rider
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Wayne Brennan

Elliot
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Rick Lichtenhan

Cowboy
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Brandon Baker

Pantsuk
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Peter Yellow John

Morogonai's Indian #1
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Joe Wandell

Morogonai's Indian #2
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Pat Gordon

Hanabi
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Maria Mejias

Morogonai's Wife
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Rachel Hales

Prissy (Wilson)
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Dustin McQuay

Jake (Wilson)
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Peter Looney

Bishop Braden
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Everett Lightfoot

Pantsuk's Father
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Cynthia Pyn Francisco

Pantsuk's Mother
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Peter Khoury

Pocatello Warrior #1
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Ericke Willie

Laughing Boy
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Falene Nemeth

Laughing Boy's Mother
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Kiana Chournos

Toma
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Corrine Troester

Toma's Mother
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Estella Namahoe

Cranky Indian Woman
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David Jensen

Brown (as Dave Jensen)
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Dalin Christiansen

Moyle
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Kee Y. Johnson

Medicine Man
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Roy J. Cohoe

War Chief
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Patrick Shining Elk

Shoshone Indian Scout
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Kevin McNiven

Crow Indian
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John Chiefstick Jr.

Shoshone Indian
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Michelle Lindsay

Braden's Wife
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Scott Means

Pocatello Warrio #2
Crew
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Tom Shell

Director
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Nicholas Wilson

Writer
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Elizabeth Hansen

Writer
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Wind River

(DVD)

11/27/2001

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