American Indian L.A. Film and TV Awards
"Best Feature Film"
Nate and the Colonel


"...loaded with Native actors...fine to excellent acting...a tale about a black man and a white Southerner who assume a new life among a Chippewa band on the Great Plains after the Civil includes many wonderful scenes involving their adopted families and tribe."
Daniel Gibson, Editor NATIVE PEOPLES


"...more than a little Dances with Wolves here...although this is far less annoyingly preachy...nicely even-handed....cinematography is excellent....evokes the period well...strong performances....overall impact is solid, occaisionally reaching very effective."




Facts about Nate and the Colonel

Terry Plumeri's score for the film was performed by the Moscow Philharmonic with Plumeri conducting in Moscow.


Nate and the Colonel is the first feature film ever made using the Ojibwa language.


Nate and the Colonel was produced in just 21 days of production filmming.





















An award-winning, family western


Nate and the Colonel

It is 1865, the Civil War is just over. Former slave Nate Washington and his boyhood friend, Confederate Colonel Ben Loftin head West together from a South in ruins. On the Western Plains, they encounter a band of Chippewa Indians who will forever change their lives. Along the way, they must deal with a renegade band of Union Cavalry with a score to settle.

Rated PG13



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