Overview

Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to that 'good day to die'. White Wolf, only a child, is one of the few survivors of the massacre of his tribe that day, and Gypsy brings him to live with the Maxwell family, where he grows up not fully Indian and not really white but a bit too close to Rachel, the Maxwell daughter.

Gypsy now reappears, leading a group of Black settlers from the post-Civil War South to start a new life in a town of their own - Freedom in the Oklahoma Territory, its first black settlement. White Wolf (or Corby as a 'white' name') is now with his people, but all of these parts come back together in conflict, violence, loss, and Pyrric triumph.

  1. David Greene

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Gypsy Smith

    2 Episodes

  2. Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    John Maxwell

    2 Episodes

  3. Farrah Fawcett

    Farrah Fawcett

    Nora Maxwell

    2 Episodes

  4. Katharine Isabelle

    Katharine Isabelle

    Young Rachel

    2 Episodes

  5. Joanna Going

    Joanna Going

    Rachel

    2 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1995 | 2 Episodes

Children of the Dust is an American Western television miniseries, based on Clancy Carlile's novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier, Children of the Dust was originally broadcast by CBS on February 26 and 28, 1995.

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 240m

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