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Big Bear

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | Biography, Drama

1875, and the buffalo on the verge of disappearance. Cree leader Big Bear is attempting to negotiate for his band with the Canadian government who wish him to sign the treaty and select a reserve. As the band starves and conditions worsen ...See more1875, and the buffalo on the verge of disappearance. Cree leader Big Bear is attempting to negotiate for his band with the Canadian government who wish him to sign the treaty and select a reserve. As the band starves and conditions worsen the more radical young warriors, such as his son Little Bad Man, grow in power. Written by Brian Hubner See less
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Writers
Rudy Wiebe (based on the novel by: "The Temptations of Big Bear") | Gil Cardinal
Composer
Clode Hamelin (original music score)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 31, 1998

Release date
1998 (Canada)
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35 cast members
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Gordon Tootoosis
Chief Big Bear Chief Big Bear   See fewer
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Tantoo Cardinal
Running Second Running Second   See fewer
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Lorne Cardinal
Little Bad Man Little Bad Man   See fewer
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Kennetch Charlette
Lone Man Lone Man   See fewer
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Patrick Bird
Kingbird (as Patric James Bird) Kingbird (as Patric James Bird)   See fewer
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Gail Maurice
Nowakich Nowakich   See fewer
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Blaine Hart
Peter Erasmus Peter Erasmus   See fewer
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Gerald Lenton-Young
NWMP Superintendent Crozier NWMP Superintendent Crozier   See fewer
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Ian Black
Lt. Governor Morris Lt. Governor Morris   See fewer
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Wilfred M. Dube
Lt. Governor Dewdney (as Wilfred Dube) Lt. Governor Dewdney (as Wilfred Dube)   See fewer
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Tyrone Tootoosis
Poundmaker (as Tyronne Tootoosis) Poundmaker (as Tyronne Tootoosis)   See fewer
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Michael Greyeyes
Wandering Spirit Wandering Spirit   See fewer
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Ben Cardinal
Miserable Man Miserable Man   See fewer
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Diane Debassige
Sits Green On The Earth Sits Green On The Earth   See fewer
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Willene Tootoosis
Man's Woman Man's Woman   See fewer
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Simon Baker
Horsechild Horsechild   See fewer
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Henry Beaudry
Sweetgrass Sweetgrass   See fewer
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Michael Obey
Iron Body Iron Body   See fewer
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Lorne Duquette
Round The Sky Round The Sky   See fewer
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Mel Melymick
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn   See fewer
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Billy Morton
John Delaney John Delaney   See fewer
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Victoria Sanchez
Kitty McLean Kitty McLean   See fewer
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Rob Roy
William McLean William McLean   See fewer
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Harry Daniels
Gabriel Dumont Gabriel Dumont   See fewer
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Robert Hoek
He Speaks Our Tongue He Speaks Our Tongue   See fewer
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Diarmid McLaughlin
Indian Agent Craig Indian Agent Craig   See fewer
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Iain MacLean
John McDougall (as Iain McLean) John McDougall (as Iain McLean)   See fewer
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Gordon Sonmor
George McDougall George McDougall   See fewer
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Alan Bratt
Second Agent Alan McDonald Second Agent Alan McDonald   See fewer
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George Grassick
NWMP-C.O. NWMP-C.O.   See fewer
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Krista Delorme
Earth Girl Earth Girl   See fewer
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Mishi Donovan
Mrs. McLean Mrs. McLean   See fewer
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Greg Morley
Surveyor No. 1 Surveyor No. 1   See fewer
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William L. Marshall
NWMP on horseback (uncredited) NWMP on horseback (uncredited)   See fewer
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