July 31, 2009

Stolen Women: Captured Hearts

A reader alerted me to this little-known made-for-TV movie, so here's the story:

Stolen Women: Captured HeartsStolen Women: Captured Hearts is a 1997 made-for-television film by Jerry London


A western love story set on the plains of Kansas in 1868. Tokalah is a warrior who is mysteriously drawn to a white settler named Anna, whom he had seen in a vision when he was a boy. Anna is kidnapped together with another white woman. They are taken to an Indian reservation and forced to live with the Lakotas. After being captured, Anna first refuses his overtures, then gradually adjusts to her new life and begins to feel a connection to Tokalah.

The other woman is desperate to return home. After two years, the women are rescued from the tribe by the cavalry force led by General Custer and reunited with their families.

Anna, longing to be with Tokalah, returns to the reservation.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

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