Native American Movies

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, have often been the "bad guys" in movies. The good cowboys go out and slaughter the bad Indians. Alternately, in movies that feature a Native American character, that character is often either a stereotypical "silent tracker" type or a heavy drinker who needs help. It's only a few movies that portray a more balanced look at the intricate life of the Native American.


Geronimo - 1993
Geronimo successfully hid out from cavalry for an entire year before being captured. Starring Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Jason Patric, the movie is great in showing the deceptions the US government foisted on the Apaches - but it's primarily about the cavalry soldiers. I would have liked to see more from the Apache's side.

Grand Avenue - 1996
A tale of Native Americans attempting to balance modern life with their traditional ways.

Grayeagle - 1977
Cheyennes in the mid 1800s kidnap a girl.

Grey Owl - 1999
A modern Native American story in the early 1900s.

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