The objective of Thunder Heart film is to establish a different form of the Wild West in contradiction of Hollywood where American Indians are portrayed as uncivilized, violent and salvage. The movie is trying to get away from this sensation and to show how the American government has treated Native American. The opening episode begins with native Indians performing a Pow Wow dance early in the morning as the sun is rising. This portrays beautiful scenery with the blue sky and orange light at the bottom of the waking sun. This shows that Native Americans are very spiritual and they take their culture very seriously compared to the life style of white Americans.