sort of a precursor to dances with wolves. stewart stars as a white man who learns about native americans and befriends them in order to achieve some peace. a love interest ensues and the rest you’ll have to see for yourself. westerns sometimes get an unfair rap as racist or plain in their depiction of natives, but there are many that are equitable. some, like this and cimarron, show some whites to be intolerant of indians while balancing that point of view with characters who appreciate indians as equals.