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Sacred Ground

SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a sacred burial ground. A Paiute burial party clashes with the couple and in the ensuing skirmish, the wife is critically wounded while in the middle of childbirth. Bitter over her loss and needing a wetnurse for his baby, he steals one of the Paiute woman who had just lost a baby. In this modern version of Helen o

  • Rated: PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release Date: 01/01/1983
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Director(s): Charles B. Pierce
  • Writers: Charles B. Pierce
  • Stars: Tim McIntire, Jack Elam, L.Q. Jones
  • Cast: Tim McIntire, Jack Elam, L.Q. Jones, Ty Randolph, Eloy Casados, Serene Hedin, Vernon Foster, Lefty Wild Eagle, Larry Kenoras, Franklin Fritz, Danny Wilson, Leslie Anderson, Arnold Gallagher, Fernando Herrera, Jerald Jackson Jr.
  • Studios: Wilderness Family Inc.


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