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'Dances with Wolves': 25 Fun Facts to Celebrate 25 Years
Or maybe Mr. Dorris was buying popcorn during the Sioux council, when each man argued for a different course of action. True, the Pawnee were stereotyped as enemies of the Sioux; but that's not a distinction that Mr. Dorris makes. The Sioux, on the other hand, must be satisfied with their portrayal if what I hear is true: that Kevin Costner has been made an honorary member of their tribe.
Many of the supposedly Indian names, such as the one made popular by Kevin Costner in the movie, Dances with Wolves, does not have the meaning that most people think it does. There are some cases where the name actually has a real Native American origin, but many are given a fanciful and thoroughly incorrect 'translation' that somebody thought would appeal to parents choosing a name for their child. In other cases the names were invented by white authors or television writers. For works of fiction, especially old Westerns and romance novels, their fictional meanings have been faithfully repeated as fact, when they really are fiction. Others use place names that really have no meaning. There have also been honest mistranslations--word order is different from English in many languages, so an English speaker looking at an Indian phrase may unwittingly pick out a word and mistake it for another.
It was how to re-create an all but lost language—the Lakota dialect spoken by Sioux tribes in the s, when the movie takes place. For one thing, she was no great movie fan her small home on the Rosebud Reservation is 50 miles from the nearest theater. Leader Charge, however, was one of only a few thousand Sioux still fluent in Lakota, and she taught both the language and Lakota culture at the community college on the reservation. Wilson sent her the script, and three weeks later she returned it, fully translated. When the actors began rehearsals last May outside Rapid City, S.
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Dances With Wolves - Buffalo Hunt & Slaughter Scene
In , an outlaw bandit aimed his pistol at movie audiences and fired. It was a shot felt round the world. Not in the West, but in Milltown, NJ, where the action was in cinema those days. By , the Western was dead. Tastes had changed, and audiences had moved on. The summer of 85 also saw the release of another Western, Silverado.