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Dunbar is wounded in battle at St. Choosing death in battle over amputation of his leg, he takes a horse and rides up to and along the Confederate lines.
Despite numerous pot shots, the Confederates fail to hit him, and while they are distracted, the Union Army successfully attacks the line.
Dunbar survives, receives a citation for bravery, and proper medical care. He recovers fully and is awarded Cisco, the horse who carried him, and his choice of posting. Dunbar requests a transfer to the western frontier so he can see it before it disappears.
He agrees to post him to the furthest outpost they have, Fort Sedgewick, and kills himself shortly afterwards.
Dunbar travels with Timmons, a mule wagon provisioner; they arrive to find the fort deserted. Despite the threat of nearby native tribes, Dunbar elects to stay and man the post himself. He begins rebuilding and restocking the fort, and prefers the solitude, recording many of his observations in his diary.
Timmons is killed by Pawnee people on the journey back to Ft. Dunbar initially encounters his Sioux neighbors when attempts are made to steal his horse and intimidate him. Deciding that being a target is a poor prospect, he decides to seek out the Sioux camp and attempt dialogue.
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Dunbar brings her back to the Sioux to recover, and some of the tribe begin to respect him. The language barrier frustrates them, and Stands With A Fist acts as an interpreter, although with difficulty; she only remembers English from her early childhood before the rest of her family was killed during a Pawnee raid.
Dunbar discovers that the stories he had heard about the tribe were untrue, and he develops a growing respect and appreciation for their lifestyle and culture.
Learning their language, he is accepted as an honored guest by the Sioux after he tells them of a migrating herd of buffalo and participates in the hunt. Because of the growing Pawnee and white threat, Chief Ten Bears decides to move the tribe to its winter camp.
Dunbar decides to accompany them but must first retrieve his diary from Fort Sedgewick as he realizes that it would provide the army with the means to find the tribe. However, when he arrives he finds the fort reoccupied by the U.
Because of his Sioux clothing, the soldiers open fire, killing Cisco and capturing Dunbar, arresting him as a traitor. Two officers interrogate him, but Dunbar cannot prove his story, as a corporal has found his diary and kept it for himself.
Having refused to serve as an interpreter to the tribes, Dunbar is charged with desertion and transported back east as a prisoner.
Eventually, the Sioux track the convoy, killing the soldiers, and freeing Dunbar.
They assert that they do not see him as a white man, but as a Sioux warrior called Dances With Wolves.
But, at the winter camp, Dunbar decides to leave with Stands With A Fist because his continuing presence would endanger the tribe. An epilogue states that thirteen years later the last remnants of the free Sioux were subjugated to the American government, ending the conquest of the Western Frontier states and the livelihoods of the tribes in the plains.
Kevin Costner as Lt.Jan 19, · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. At this point, Dances With Wolves/Lt Dunbar, has decided to leave the camp circle in order to provide some measure of safety from the United States Army for his tribal brethren.
Kicking Bird is shown rifling through his possessions within his teepee. The Occult Review (UK Edn) (incorporating 'The London Forum' Sept to April ) London Ralph Shirley.
Put "Dances With Wolves" at the top of your list of great movies to see. Although there have been many movies about Native Americans released recently, this is far superior to all the others. PBS Programs on DVD with DVS® The following programs which originally aired on PBS have been released on DVD with optional descriptive narration tracks and captioning.
''Dances with Wolves'' is the story of John Dunbar and his journey from Civil War soldier to a friend of the Comanche Indians. This lesson summarizes the classic novel.