This scene from The Revenant shows Indian teepees. The movie uses the Blackfeet tribe for its Indian scenes but in fact at the time of Glass’s “wrestle” with the bear the territory his companions was an area mainly populated by the Arikara and to a lesser extent, the Mandan.
More characters in “The Revenant” speak in Arikara than there are even semi-fluent speakers of the native language in the United States. The Arikara are prominently featured in the Academy Award-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio has described it as his most difficult film. He had to eat a raw slab of bison’s liver and sleep in animal carcasses, and suffered hypothermia. He also learned to shoot a musket, build a fire, speak two Native American languages (Pawnee and Arikara) and apply ancient healing techniques.
There was a real Arikara (Sahnish) village, or rather a set of two villages, attacked in 1823 by Colonel Henry Leavenworth (he was a Lieutenant-Colonel at that point in time, not a Captain), and his “boys”, consisting of Leavenworth’s Sixth Regiment, along with a contingent of irregulars from the Missouri Fur Company,
No escape from colonial gaze. The Revenant is not an indigenous story. Like Dances with Wolves before it (among many others) it is an American fable that uses First Nations characters to support its allegorical intent, and one that never escapes the colonial gaze of the western genre.
Though it may seem unlikely, this gripping thriller is indeed based on a true story. Having said that, the creators have also taken some creative liberties to appeal to a larger audience. The Revenant is based on the highly recognised figure in American history, Hugh Glass.
In the late 18th century, the tribe suffered a high rate of fatalities from smallpox epidemics, which reduced their population from an estimated 30,000 to 6,000, disrupting their social structure. The smallpox epidemic of 1780-1782 reduced the Arikara villages along the Missouri from 32 to 2.
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Fitzgerald was angered by the story that Glass had killed an American officer during an American attack on a Pawnee village, and he was even more angry at Hawk for being half-white and half-native. Fitzgerald attempted to gag Glass and choke him to death, but Hawk later intervened and pushed Fitzgerald aside.
Glass is allegedly captured by the Wolf Pawnee Indians probably in what is now Kansas. His companion is sacrificed by burning. Adopted into the Pawnee tribe, Glass lives with them. Ashley, Andrew Henry and 100 men leave St.
John Fitzgerald is a member of a group of trappers and hunters hunting for pelts in the unsettled wilderness in 1823. Their group is attacked by Arikara Indians, with many casualties. During the retreat, he saves the life of the young Jim Bridger who is almost drowned by an Arikara.
Toussaint is a supporting antagonist in the 2015 drama movie, The Revenant. He is the leader of a group of French trappers, who have a trade agreement with the Arikara, led by Elk Dog. He was portrayed by Fabrice Adde.
In turn, a group of Native Americans are seeking a woman, Powaqa (Melaw Nakehk’o), who was kidnapped, and because Glass, travelling alone, is likely to be the nearest white person in their search, they are, in effect, chasing him (although he had nothing to do with her disappearance).
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