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North America from west to east coast was mostly owned and settled by Native Americans in 1775 Native Americans were the first settlers on North America but slowly when the Americans no longer needed Native Americans help they viewed them as savages and outsiders So the Americans and the main stream Unites States Native Americans decided to weed out the traditionalists and have them assimilate to the American culture During 1970s American Indian Reservations had turmoil within their own people with the clash between cultures Lakota vs main stream US and lost of land as depicted in the film Thunderheart Another issue was identity and dealing with oneself having Indian ancestry Thunderheart is a medicine man that died in Wounded Knee His spirit lives on and has sent a hotshot mixed FBI agent to help his people Ray Levoi is a rule abiding FBI agent whose heritage contains being a quarter of Sioux blood in him but he does not consider himself as being Indian at all When asked what nation he is from he answered United Nations Levoi due to his ancestry is assigned to work with an experience top FBI agent Frank Coutelle on a homicide on an Indian Reservation called Bear Creek in South Dakota Levoi was to help this third world country filled with traditionalists snap out of their illusions of the past and come to the reality of the future and modern age He was to help make the ARM Aboriginal Rights Movement be the busted arm even though he did not realize it Little did he know he would soon look past his stubbornness and made aware of his native culture and the truth about his people and on how the US government is framing an innocent man to cover up any secrets about the land and the mining that goes on around there Levoi would soon realize that his people are not the suit and tie people
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