Cheyenne Autumn

Factual error: The narrator mentions that the Cheyenne tribe split in half in northern Nebraska. The scenery would suggest otherwise, as there are no mountains that high in Nebraska.

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Factual error: Monument Valley is certainly not one mile outside of Dodge City Kansas as it appears to be in this film. In fact there are no mountains that tall anywhere near Dodge City Kansas, but they appear in this film.

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Factual error: The movie takes place in 1878. The Indians are all armed with Winchester repeating rifles. Indians of the period were more likely to be armed with old obsolete rifles (Civil War vintage) including some muzzle loaders with prehaps a sprinkling of Winchesters. Also, Indians were very proud of their rifles and usually decorated them with items such as brass tacks; no such decorations are to be seen.

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Deborah Wright: Dull Knife, the old chief is much too sick. He'll never make such a trip. Listen.
Dull Knife: If he lives to ride even a mile closer to home, he will die as a man should. There will be no more dying in this place.

Little Wolf: You spoke the truth for us. This we will not forget - but there will be no more school.
Deborah Wright: Oh, no! Oh, no, please don't do that to the children.
Little Wolf: The white man's words are lies. It is better that our children not learn them.
Deborah Wright: It is not the words... but who speaks them. Has speaking white men's words made you a liar?
Dull Knife: Our words were learned long ago, when some white men still spoke the truth.

Wyatt Earp: Say, you're the doctor around here. How come I always have to perform all the complicated operations?
Doc Holliday: You know I am a dentist, not a doctor. Wait until somebody shoot him in the teeth.

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