The Sons of Great Bear

Original title: (Die Söhne der großen Bärin)
GDR, 1966, 93 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Although the Native Americans have been assured of their lands, adjacent to the Black Hills, by contract, the whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered and the unscrupulous settler, Red Fox, demands that Mattotaupa, chief of the Dakota Bears Clan, reveal the location of gold deposits. Mattotaupa refuses and is stabbed to death by Red Fox in the presence of his son Tokei-ihto. As in most East German Westerns, the Native Americans emerge victorious against the capitalist Americans.

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  • How I Began Making Movies, Ralf Schenk interviews Gojko Mitic
  • Film Notes from the DEFA Film Library
  • Photo Gallery
  • Biographies

The Sons of Great Bear

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