Hi Kay, I like one called Thunderheart with Val Kilmer and Graham Greene. Also Windtalkers with Adam Beach. Those are 20th century...There is one called Windwalker that was done entirely in the Cheyanne language with subtitles that is really incredible and is set pre white man.
Oh, I love Graham Greene in Red Green..LOL In fact, I love him in anything. Adam Beach is just terrific. He did a few T.V. movies with Wes Studi based on Hillermans books..Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.
Another contemporary movie is Smoke Signals with Adam Beach...here is a summary..very good movie by the way:
Set in Arizona, Smoke Signals is the story of two Indian boys on a journey. Victor (Adam Beach) is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas (Evan Adams) is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age. Through storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him; Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet countenance to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies, the two men embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect the ashes. Along the way, Smoke Signals illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another.
Probably more info than you wanted..
I saw "A Man Called Horse" five or six times when it came out...that was 1962. I just watched it again and sad to say it is very dated, but is still worth watching. The Sun Dance scene is still good and I think it's pretty authentic. That hurt. Sitting Bull never did undergo the ritual, of course he did gouge 40 chunks of skin out of his arms before the Battle of The Little Big Horn. I'll bet that hurt too.
Just read that Iron Eyes Cody was not an Indian. He was born in Brooklin or some such. He was, however; given an honorary membership to some tribes. Indian or no, he played a great Indian.