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Squanto : A Warrior's Tale (1994). "A tribe without women, no thank you."

Join us this week for Squanto: A Warriors Tale. We talk kidnapping, #monklife, performative slavery, fish out of water, epidemic extinction and why you never give in to a bullying monk or man. Does this movie have us dancing around the teepee with joy or are we hoping not to survive the journey? Find out now!


Storyline : Squanto (Adam Beach) is a high-born Native American from a tribe on the Atlantic coast of North America which devotes its life to hunting and rivalry with a neighboring tribe. Everything changes forever after a ship arrives from England, prospecting the region's commercial potential for the rich Sir George (Sir Michael Gambon), who uses all his wealth and influence only for ever greater profit. When it returns, several Indians find themselves captives on-board, including Squanto. The arrogant "Christians" consider themselves utterly superior to the "heathen savages" and treat them as brutally as they do beasts. Squanto fights a bear in a circus, not understanding how men can be so cruel to that creature either, and manages a spectacular escape, but where must he go?

Director: Xavier Coller

Writers: Darlene Craviotto

Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, & Alex Harding

Awards: None

Film Budget: $19,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,342,223


There were no songs in this movie but it did have a beautiful score.



The monks were kind enough to share these facts with us.

  1. The indigenous language used in this movie is Mi'kmaq. It was originally spoken in Nova Scotia, not Massachusetts.

  2. Scenes involving the Plymouth colony and Nauset tribe were filmed outside Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

  3. This movie, Pocahontas (1995), and Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998) were criticized for their historical inaccuracies. All three of these Disney films featured Irene Bedard in starring roles.


In typical Disney fashion this movie featuring native americans is not currently available on Disney+ at the time of this posting . You can rent it here on Amazon.

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