American Spirit is about a young
teenager who is constantly bullied
and changes his destiny with
lessons learned from the past.
Len is a troubled American
Indian teenager living in small town
South Dakota. The local high
school bullies lie in wait for him
and his white girlfriend on their
way home from school.
His girlfriend's father forbids his daughter
from even talking
to Len -- and Len's father sides with him! While his
sympathetic, she is powerless to help. The weight of
of years of discrimination weighs heavily on Len,
yearns to rebel.
Only his grandfather, who lives with the family,
has an ear for young Len's plight, but just as Len seems to be
achieving new understanding about his heritage, his grandfather
dies, leaving Len with memories, an ancient Indian flute and
journal that tells an amazing story of a brave white man
beautiful Indian maiden that took place during the
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