Dances with Wolves (1990)

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During the 1890s, war-shattered Union soldier John Dunbar requests to see the frontier before it is gone, and is sent out to a remote outpost mysteriously abandoned by its previous soldiers. Dunbar encounters, becomes curious about and gradually develops a relationship of mutual trust with a nearby tribe of Sioux. By the time the army comes back, Dunbar has joined the Sioux, and, now named Dances with Wolves, sides with them in the ensuing conflict.

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