The Education of Little Tree | 1997

Drama, Adaptation
Set in the 1930s, 8-year-old Little Tree, who has lost both his father and mother, is resisting his aunts efforts to raise him. He chooses, instead, to go to his Cherokee grandparents who live in the Smokey Mountains ...more

Cast

... Little Tree

Actor

... Granpa

Actor

... Granma

Actor

... Martha

Actor

... Dolly

Actor

... Ralph

Actor

... Willow John

Actor

... Pine Billy

Actor

... Mr Jenkins

Actor

... Little Girl

Actor

... Preacher

Actor

... Policitian

Actor

Company

A & R Brochu

Production Company

Production Company

Allied Filmmakers

Production Company

Astraltech Inc

Production Company

Production Company

Capitol Records Inc

Production Company

Synopsis

Set in the 1930s, 8-year-old Little Tree, who has lost both his father and mother, is resisting his aunts efforts to raise him. He chooses, instead, to go to his Cherokee grandparents who live in the Smokey Mountains. While there he meets Willow John, an Indian healer who teaches Little Tree about the Cherokee Nation. Reported to the state welfare department, Granma and Granpa are forced to send the boy to the Notched Gap Indian School. At the school, Little Tree is stripped of his Indian name and forced to endure the prejudice of the school's adminstrators. Ultimately, Little Tree comes to understand the value of familial love and tradition during this rite-of-passage journey toward manhood.

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