Into the West (2005)

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TitleInto the West
Year2005
CountryUSA
GenreWestern (TV Shows)
Run Time9h 12 min
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Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks, with six two-hour episodes (including commercials). The series was first broadcast in the U.S. on Turner Network Television (TNT) on six Fridays starting on June 10, 2005. It was also shown in the UK on BBC2 and BBC HD from November 4, 2006, and in Canada on CBC Television. The series also aired in the U.S. on AMC during the summer (June/July) and fall (autumn, September/October) of 2012.

1. ‘Wheel to the Stars’. Growling Bear, an elderly Lakota medicine man, has an apocalyptic vision that the buffalo his people rely upon will soon vanish from the prairie and the Lakota will live in square houses. His vision is controversial and his apprentice, Soaring Eagle, convinces most of the people to disregard Growling Bear’s dark vision. A young boy named White Feather overhears and seeks out the now discredited Growling Bear to learn more about his vision. Before he dies, Growling Bear gives White Feather a necklace symbolizing the Lakota medicine wheel. This necklace is passed on to various characters through the miniseries.

2. ‘Manifest Destiny’. After living among the Lakota people, Jacob decides to take his wife and daughter Margaret Light Shines east to Wheelerton, Virginia. Jacob’s family gives Thunder Heart Woman a much colder reception than her family gave him. After living in Wheelerton for a time, Jacob decides to take his family, now including a young son Abraham High Wolf, back west. This time, Jacob’s brother Jethro decides to come along. They are also accompanied by Jacob’s three young female cousins; Leah Wheeler, Rachel Wheeler, and Naomi Wheeler.

3. ‘Dreams and Schemes’. Jethro and Thunder Heart Woman remain together in California and a daughter, Corn Flower, is born to them. While working at the Wheeler ranch, now dubbed Rancho Paradiso, Jethro encounters a 49er named Martin Jarrett who brings him the first news about the California gold rush. Jethro soon follows him to the nearby American River to prospect for gold, although he returns home each night. Jethro dreams of quick riches but all he finds are a few small grains. Undeterred, he begins to spend more and more time looking for gold.

4.’ Hell on Wheels’. In December 1863, Clara Wheeler makes her journey to Omaha and finds her cousins, Daniel Wheeler, his wife Esther and his children Robert, Jackson, Thomas and Lilly Daniel is pursuing the family trade as a wheelwright. He is not happy to see Clara (in the previous episode Samson mentioned that he never was on good terms with Daniel, although the reason is never revealed) and intends to send her away to the war-raged East, but he is persuaded by his wife and his son Robert to take Clara in, on the condition that Robert takes the sole responsibility for Clara. The race is on as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads lay down tracks across the U.S., bringing East and West together.

5. ‘Casualties of War’. Gold is discovered in the Black Hills in 1874. The Black Hills are considered by the Lakota to be the axis mundi, or center of the world, and the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie granted the Indians ownership of the mountain range. Now, settlers trespass on their land to prospect for gold, and the U.S. Army moves in to take possession. Conflict over control of the region sparks the Black Hills War, the last major Indian War on the Great Plains. Red Cloud continues to talk of peace with the whites at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but many young men leave to join Sitting Bull, including cousins White Bird—son of Sleeping Bear and grandson of Dog Star—and Red Lance—grandson of Running Fox and son of White Crow.

6. ‘Ghost Dance’. Ten years have passed since the end of Episode 5. Robert and Clara Wheeler return home, disillusioned by the school they have been hired to run, and Clara begins to teach Native American children on the reservation. Loved by the Buffalo believes he has found the foretold prophet when a mysterious Indian named Wovok inspires his people with the Ghost Dance and a vision of their restored land at a Paiute reservation, the Yerington Indian Colony near Yerington, Nevada. But the ritual stirs up more fear among those who wish to contain the Native Americans. Voices That Carry is reunited with his brother Red Lance. Within weeks, the Ghost Dance becomes a phenomenon in the reservation.

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Cast:

Michael Spears Michael Spears
Dog Star (1-3)
Gil Birmingham Gil Birmingham
Older Dog Star (3-6)
Zahn McClarnon Zahn McClarnon
Running Fox (1-3)
Russell Means Russell Means
Older Running Fox (3-5)
Tonantzin Carmelo Tonantzin Carmelo
Thunder Heart Woman (1-3)
Sheila Tousey Sheila Tousey
Older Thunder Heart Woman (3, 5-6)
Matthew Settle Matthew Settle
Jacob Wheeler (1-3)
John Terry John Terry
Older Jacob Wheeler (3-6)
Skeet Ulrich Skeet Ulrich
Jethro Wheeler (1-3)
Chevez Ezaneh Chevez Ezaneh
Loved by the Buffalo (1)
Simon R. Baker Simon R. Baker
Loved by the Buffalo (1)
George Leach George Leach
Loved by the Buffalo (2-3)
Steve Reevis Steve Reevis
Older Loved By The Buffalo (4)
Joseph M. Marshall III Joseph M. Marshall III
Old Loved By The Buffalo (5-6) / Old Indian (1-4)
Josh Brolin Josh Brolin
Jedediah Smith (1)
Gordon Tootoosis Gordon Tootoosis
Growling Bear (1)
Alan Tudyk Alan Tudyk
Nathan Wheeler (1)
Will Patton Will Patton
James Fletcher (1)
Gary Busey Gary Busey
Johnny Fox (1)
Samuel Patrick Chu Samuel Patrick Chu
Jacob Wheeler Jr. / Touch the Sky (2-3)
Tyler Christopher Tyler Christopher
Older Jacob Wheeler Jr. (3-5)
Keri Russell Keri Russell
Naomi Wheeler (2)
Jessica Capshaw Jessica Capshaw
Rachel Wheeler (2)
Emily Holmes Emily Holmes
Leah Wheeler (2)
Beau Bridges Beau Bridges
Stephen Hoxie (2)
Derek de Lint Derek de Lint
Preacher Hobbes (2)
Jay Tavare Jay Tavare
Prairie Fire (2)
Irene Bedard Irene Bedard
Margaret Light Shines Wheeler (3-6)
Rachael Leigh Cook Rachael Leigh Cook
Clara Wheeler (3-5)
Joanna Going Joanna Going
Old Clara Wheeler (6)
Tyler Posey Tyler Posey
Young Abe Wheeler (3)
Christian Kane Christian Kane
Abe Wheeler / High Wolf (3-4)
Daniel Gillies Daniel Gillies
Ethan Biggs (3-4)
Graham Greene Graham Greene
Conquering Bear (3)
Balthazar Getty Balthazar Getty
David Wheeler (3)
Matthew Modine Matthew Modine
Samson Wheeler (3)
Sean Astin Sean Astin
Martin Jarrett (3)
Warren Kole Warren Kole
Robert Wheeler (4-5)
Craig Sheffer Craig Sheffer
Older Robert Wheeler (6)
Raoul Max Trujillo Raoul Max Trujillo
Red Cloud (4-6)
Jonathan Scarfe Jonathan Scarfe
George Armstrong Custer (4-5)
Tatanka Means Tatanka Means
Crazy Horse (4-5)
Lance Henriksen Lance Henriksen
Daniel Wheeler (4)
Tom Berenger Tom Berenger
John Chivington (4)
Forrest Fyre Forrest Fyre
Thomas Durant (4)
Wes Studi Wes Studi
Black Kettle (4)
Eddie Spears Eddie Spears
Red Lance (5-6)
Eric Schweig Eric Schweig
Sitting Bull (5-6)
Nakotah Larance Nakotah LaRance
Voices That Carry (5)
Chaske Spencer Chaske Spencer
Old Voices That Carry (6)
Keith Carradine Keith Carradine
Capt. Richard Pratt (5)
Judge Reinhold Judge Reinhold
Douglas Hillman (5)
David Paymer David Paymer
Daniel Royer (6)
Billy Merasty Billy Merasty
Yellow Bird (6)
Brandon Oakes Brandon Oakes
Kicking Bear (6)
George Aguilar George Aguilar
Spotted Elk (6)

Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks, with six two-hour episodes (including commercials). The series was first broadcast in the U.S. on Turner Network Television (TNT) on six Fridays starting on June 10, 2005. It was also shown in the UK on BBC2 and BBC HD from November 4, 2006, and in Canada on CBC Television. The series also aired in the U.S. on AMC during the summer (June/July) and fall (autumn, September/October) of 2012.

1. ‘Wheel to the Stars’. Growling Bear, an elderly Lakota medicine man, has an apocalyptic vision that the buffalo his people rely upon will soon vanish from the prairie and the Lakota will live in square houses. His vision is controversial and his apprentice, Soaring Eagle, convinces most of the people to disregard Growling Bear’s dark vision. A young boy named White Feather overhears and seeks out the now discredited Growling Bear to learn more about his vision. Before he dies, Growling Bear gives White Feather a necklace symbolizing the Lakota medicine wheel. This necklace is passed on to various characters through the miniseries.

2. ‘Manifest Destiny’. After living among the Lakota people, Jacob decides to take his wife and daughter Margaret Light Shines east to Wheelerton, Virginia. Jacob’s family gives Thunder Heart Woman a much colder reception than her family gave him. After living in Wheelerton for a time, Jacob decides to take his family, now including a young son Abraham High Wolf, back west. This time, Jacob’s brother Jethro decides to come along. They are also accompanied by Jacob’s three young female cousins; Leah Wheeler, Rachel Wheeler, and Naomi Wheeler.

3. ‘Dreams and Schemes’. Jethro and Thunder Heart Woman remain together in California and a daughter, Corn Flower, is born to them. While working at the Wheeler ranch, now dubbed Rancho Paradiso, Jethro encounters a 49er named Martin Jarrett who brings him the first news about the California gold rush. Jethro soon follows him to the nearby American River to prospect for gold, although he returns home each night. Jethro dreams of quick riches but all he finds are a few small grains. Undeterred, he begins to spend more and more time looking for gold.

4.’ Hell on Wheels’. In December 1863, Clara Wheeler makes her journey to Omaha and finds her cousins, Daniel Wheeler, his wife Esther and his children Robert, Jackson, Thomas and Lilly Daniel is pursuing the family trade as a wheelwright. He is not happy to see Clara (in the previous episode Samson mentioned that he never was on good terms with Daniel, although the reason is never revealed) and intends to send her away to the war-raged East, but he is persuaded by his wife and his son Robert to take Clara in, on the condition that Robert takes the sole responsibility for Clara. The race is on as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads lay down tracks across the U.S., bringing East and West together.

5. ‘Casualties of War’. Gold is discovered in the Black Hills in 1874. The Black Hills are considered by the Lakota to be the axis mundi, or center of the world, and the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie granted the Indians ownership of the mountain range. Now, settlers trespass on their land to prospect for gold, and the U.S. Army moves in to take possession. Conflict over control of the region sparks the Black Hills War, the last major Indian War on the Great Plains. Red Cloud continues to talk of peace with the whites at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but many young men leave to join Sitting Bull, including cousins White Bird—son of Sleeping Bear and grandson of Dog Star—and Red Lance—grandson of Running Fox and son of White Crow.

6. ‘Ghost Dance’. Ten years have passed since the end of Episode 5. Robert and Clara Wheeler return home, disillusioned by the school they have been hired to run, and Clara begins to teach Native American children on the reservation. Loved by the Buffalo believes he has found the foretold prophet when a mysterious Indian named Wovok inspires his people with the Ghost Dance and a vision of their restored land at a Paiute reservation, the Yerington Indian Colony near Yerington, Nevada. But the ritual stirs up more fear among those who wish to contain the Native Americans. Voices That Carry is reunited with his brother Red Lance. Within weeks, the Ghost Dance becomes a phenomenon in the reservation.

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