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TECUMSEH
GDR, 1972, color, 108 min.

DIRECTOR: Hans Kratzert
SCRIPT: Rolf Römer, Wolfgang Ebeling
CAMERA: Wolfgang Braumann
MUSIC: Günther Fischer

CAST
Gojko Mitic, Annekathrin Bürger, Rolf Römer, Leon Niemczyk, Mieczyslaw Kalenik, Milan Beli, Wolfgang Greese, Gerry Wolff, Rolf Ripperger, Helmut Schreiber

SYNOPSIS
At the beginning of the 19th century, the whites entered into dishonest contracts with the Native Americans in order to appropriate vast Indian hunting grounds at ludicrously low prices and drive an increasing number of Indians out to the infertile West. The Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, attempts to unite the Indians and declares Indian lands as communal property at the foundation of a tribal alliance in 1811. But the whites do not give in.



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