Big Bear (Miniseries) (1998)

Big Bear
With steadfast, incorruptible principles and a piercing foresight of historical trajectory, Chief Big Bear made history in the 1880s by refusing to surrender the Cree's ancestral lands to the Canadian government. Fearful of the bleak future he believed life on land-grant reservations would offer, Big Bear urged his people to unify with other tribes and resist the empty promises and unfair deals put forth by the Canadians. In response, Canadian troops surrounded the Cree to starve them into submission. Torn between the leader they loved and the hardships they faced at the hands of the Canadians, Cree warriors staged a deadly attack against caucasian settlers. With a vengeful Canadian army ready for retribution, the Cree make a desperate last stand, one Big Bear knows will reap tragic results..

Cast:
Gordon Tootoosis .... Chief Big Bear
Tantoo Cardinal .... Running Second
Lorne Cardinal .... Little Bad Man
Kennetch Charlette .... Lone Man
Patrick Bird .... Kingbird
Michael Greyeyes .... Wandering Spirit
Ben Cardinal .... Miserable Man
Gail Maurice .... Nowakich
Diane Debassige .... Sits Green on the Earth
Simon Baker .... Horsechild
George Alexander .... Williscraft
Susan Auer .... Teresa Delaney
Broud The Bear .... Bear
Henry Beaudry .... Sweetgrass
Kiera Beauvais .... Summer
Ian Black .... Lt. Gov. Morris
Grant Boulton .... William Cameron
Alan Bratt .... Second Agent Alan McDonald
Peter Colvey .... Hangman
Harry Daniels .... Gabriel Dumont
Krista Delorme .... Earth Girl
Mishi Donovan .... Mrs. McLean
Wilfred M. Dube .... Lt. Gov. Dewdney
Lorne Duquette .... Round the Sky
Frank Fontaine .... Judge Richardson
Jocelyn Forgues .... Father Fafard
Alphonse Gaudet .... Father Fafard
Marita Grant .... Mrs. Simpson
George Grassick .... NWMP Commanding Officer
Richard Hansen .... Prison barber
Blaine Hart .... Peter Erasmus
Robert Hoek .... He Speaks Our Tongue
Matt Holland .... Court clerk
Erroll Kinistino .... Angry man at Fort Pitt
Gerald Lenton-Young .... NWMP Supt. Crozier
Claudio Luca .... Prison priest
William L. Marshall .... NWMP on horseback
Diarmid McLaughlin .... Indian Agent Craig
Iain McLean .... John McDougall
Mel Melymick .... Thomas Quinn
Greg Morley .... Surveyor #1
Billy Morton .... John Delaney
Michael Obey .... Iron Body
Rob Roy .... William Mclean
Terry Sagal .... Col. Waits
Victoria Sanchez .... Kelly McLean
Gordon Sonmor .... George McDougall
Bud Stirling .... James Simpson
Tyrone Tootoosis .... Poundmaker
Willene Tootoosis .... Man's Woman
Bernelda Wheeler .... Sayos
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