Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic Western film starring, directed and produced by Kevin Costner.
Dunbar (Costner) who travels to the American frontier to find a military post and of his dealings with a group of Lakota.
The film is credited as a leading influence for the revitalization of the Western genre of filmmaking in Hollywood. Despite numerous pot shots, the Confederates fail to hit him, and while they are distracted, the Union Army successfully attacks the line.
In 2007, Dances with Wolves was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Dunbar survives, receives a citation for bravery, and proper medical care.
Having refused to serve as an interpreter to the tribes, Dunbar is charged with desertion and transported back east as a prisoner.
Soldiers of the escort shoot Two Socks when the wolf attempts to follow Dunbar, despite Dunbar's attempts to intervene.
Timmons is killed by Pawnee people on the journey back to Ft. His death, together with that of the major who had sent them there, prevents other soldiers from knowing of Dunbar's assignment, and no other soldiers arrive to reinforce the post.
Dunbar initially encounters his Sioux neighbors when attempts are made to steal his horse and intimidate him.
Eventually, the Sioux track the convoy, killing the soldiers, and freeing Dunbar.
They assert that they do not see him as a White man, but as a Sioux warrior called Dances With Wolves.