The Stolen Horse

This is a wonderful piece of film! It has been a long time since I’ve featured anything from the movie “Dances With Wolves”. Last year I wrote two articles on the film. One was about what I like about the film, and the other one was why I don’t like it! For one thing it is very violent. But there is alot about the culture of First Nations people here and in the rest of the movie.

In this piece, the main character, Lt. Dunbar, has his horse stolen. If you haven’t seen the film then I won’t give the rest away. When it begins, watch Lt. Dunbar’s connection with the wolf. The horses thundering is so cool! Then the First Nations character, Wind in His Hair, challenges Lt. Dunbar to prove he is not afraid of him. I love hearing the Lakota language!

Wind in His Hair, is basically yelling, “I am Wind in His Hair, and I am not afraid of you! Do you see? I am not afraid of you!” Later in the film they become good friends.

By the way, ever wonder why First Nations men of the past went to war, without their shirts on? It wasn’t so much of wanting to be cool or macho (some places may have been hot though). They knew that if they were hit by any projectile, such as an arrow, knife, bullet, or javelin, with having a shirt on – it would force the fabric into the wound, and cause an infection. So they avoided shirts to avoid infection.

Have a great weekend!

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

Commentary © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

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9 thoughts on “The Stolen Horse

    1. Thank you Belinda! Yes it is good, I wish Hollywood would make films with less violence. It could have been more natured center too. Blessings to you and yours my friend.

    1. Me too! But there is too much violence. It think it could have been better without that. I love his interaction with the wolf, and the cross-cultural elements! Blessings.

      1. I’ve always been fascinated by Natives culture and this movie gives us a little taste of that. I agree that there is to much violence on the screen and life, unfortunately…

      2. Yes, have started using the term First Nations, which is mainly used in Canada. They had nations here long before the people from Europe got here.

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