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Dances With Wolves The movie I chose to watch for this project was Dances With Wolves I chose this movie because it is one of my favorite western-type movies This movie starts out with Lt John Dunbar played by Kevin Costner runs away from a field hospital where they are going to amputate his foot He then rides his horse in a charge towards the Confederate army and creates a diversion that allows his fellow Union soldiers to overtake the enemy Dunbar survives this charge and is decorated and given a choice of a post wherever he wants Dunbar chooses the frontier because he wants to see it before its gone When he arrives at this post he finds it deserted but remains there After a while he encounters a friendly wolf he named Two Socks Dunbar ends up befriending a group of Sioux Indians Three members in particular were Kicking Bird Wind in His Hair and Stands With a Fist Dunbar eventually falls in love with Stands with a Fist who is a white woman who was raised by the tribe Through his encounters with the tribe Dunbar realizes his fears and prejudices of these people and puts them aside He helps the tribe out with buffalo hunts battles and even learns their language Eventually Dunbar is accepted into the Sioux society and becomes a part of their tribal family This movie was based on the novel Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake Blake also wrote the screenplay for the film Kevin Costner directed the film and also stared as Lt John Dunbar Other notables include Graham Greene as Kicking Bird Rodney A Grant as Wind in His Hair and Mary McDonnell as Stands With a Fist This film takes place on the Western frontier in 1863 The fort that Dunbar is posted at is in the middle of Indian Territory in the Dakotas It is his encounter with these Indians that sets
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