Dunbar regains his composure he decides he has had enough of these Indian raides and them trying to steal Cisco. He
decides he is going to visit his neighbors. Dunbar dresses in his finest dress uniform, polishes his boots and brass
buckle on a fine cumberbund sash. He mounts Cisco and flies the American flag from his stirrup.
crossing the prairie to the Indian Village he comes across an Indian women under a lone tree and the only tree Dunbar
has seen since Fort Hayes. She is hurt and bleeding. Dunbar didn't realize at the time that she was a widow and
was cutting herself to cause pain for her lost husband, a ritual among her people, but she had cut her thigh too deep and
was bleeding profusly. Dunbar in an attempt to help her, instead frightens her. In her fear she shouts out, "NO!"
and then passes out from loss of blood. Dunbar wraps her wounds in the flag he was carrying and his dress uniform jacket.
He takes her still unconscious to the village and tries to explain that she is hurt and needs help. Wind In His
Hair is screaming at him to leave and he isn't welcome but again neither one knows what the other is saying. Wind In
His Hair then grabs the injured woman and drags her to a now large crowd of men, women and children. Dunbar mounts
Cisco and slowly rides out of the village. Wind In His Hair and his group of young warriors go to follow him.
Kicking Bird stops them saying that the soldier meant no harm and let him go.
that evening again the elders meet about the soldier. Wind In His Hair thinks a war party should go to the soldier's
fort and kill the soldier. Kicking Bird and Ten Bears disagree. Ten Bears says a party should go and visit
the soldier to try and find out just how many are really there or how many are coming.
first few meetings are frustrating for both. Dunbar tries miming what he is trying to communicate like where are the
buffalo? Wind In His Hair thinks that Dunbar is a little nuts. Kicking Bird on the other hand likes Dunbar.
In an effort to both communicate and find out how many whites are coming Kicking Bird asks Stands With A Fist (the injured
woman Dunbar found on the prairie) to make the white talk. Stands With A Fist is a white woman that was captured
by the Pawnee as a five year old. Stands With a Fist protests her speaking English to the soldier and she is afraid
of him. Kicking Bird tells her it is for the good of all of the people. Stands With A Fist leaves Kicking Bird's
lodge in tears and goes to the pond where she has a flashback of the day she was kidnapped and her family killed.
Bird has invited Dunbar to the Village. Dunbar is quite excited by this. When Dunbar arrives he goes into Kicking
Bird's lodge where Kicking Bird seems to be waiting for something or someone. The woman he found on the prairie enters
and very slowly starts speaking broken English. Dunbar first off wants to know their names and he then tells them his.
After many meetings like this with Stands With A Fist constantly with both men, she begins to teach Dunbar Lakota and in return
her English improves.
One night Dunbar is awoken by a thunderous noise,
nothing he has ever heard in his life. He realizes that it must be the buffalo. He climbs the ridge and sees as
much as he can in the dark. He immediately mounts Cisco and races to the village where the Sioux are having some kind
Dunbar is torn from his horse and almost attacked
by many of the warriors. Once again Kicking Bird calms them long enough to see why Dunbar had come into the village
in such a state. He tells them tatonka, buffalo. They then all cheer him for bringing the news they wanted
to hear. The buffalo have returned.
Dunbar joins them in their buffalo hunt. Crossing
the prairie he sees what the white buffalo hunters have done to a good amount of the herd. They are just skinners
they don't want anything from the buffalo but the hides and just leave the buffalo carcasses rotting in the sun. This saddens
They hunt enough buffalo for the winter. But
there is more to the hunt then laying in enough to see you through the winter. Dunbar shots one bull as it was charging
a young warrior who had lost his mount. He is then rewarded with the buffalo liver which he eats right there. And throughout
the night there is much celebrating a successful hunt. Dunbar tells his story of shooting the bull many times.
When the hunters return to the village with enough
meat and hides to last them, Dunbar feels for the first time a loneliness. He has bonded with these people and considers
them his friends and neighbors. He spends two days alone at Fort Sedgewick and decides to pay an unannounced visit to
his friends. On his way Two Socks follows him and he chases the wolf away not to follow him to the village and he ends
up playing with the wolf on the prairie. His friends witness this because they were on the way to visit him. After
seeing this they give him his Sioux name Dances With Wolves.
There were no buffalo hurt in this hunt neither were
there any horse, but Kevin was almost hurt very seriously, in the hunt scene Cisco tripped and Kevin was on his back not his
double and he was thrown off of Cisco and towards the buffalo herd. It just so happened that the buffalo were far enough
away from him that he wasn't trampled.