Dances with Wolves script
Synopsis: A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

Dunbar settles next to the sergeant.


What's goin' on here... seems to be

the question alright... you could

ask the major but he don't know.

He's busy tryin' to figger out how

come the officer's mess run outta

peach ice cream...

The sergeant nods at the distant hill and Dunbar looks too.


General's come up to see the show

but all he knows is there ain't no


Now he nods toward the trees behind them and the lieutenant

follows. Several union men are clustered around a huge hunk

of material attached to a gondola.


We started a balloon up but they

shot her down fore she was ten feet

off the ground... so nobody's made a

run either way. It's been a stand-

off all damn day... and now... the

major, he's lookin' at the general

and he's thinkin' I better do

somethin', and you know what that


More riflefire comes in and some of the union men answer

with a few rounds of their own. The sergeant watches the

confederate line across the field through a crack in the


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Michael Blake

Michael Lennox Blake (July 5, 1945 – May 2, 2015) was an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves. more…

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