Into the West

Wheel to the Stars

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 6/10/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The year is 1827. In Virginia, young Jacob Wheeler dreams of adventure. Leaving his family behind, he joins renowned mountain man Jedediah Smith on an expedition to California. Meanwhile, a young Lakota holy man, Loved by the Buffalo, receives disturbing visions about the coming of the white man and the demise of the buffalo. When his sister, Thunder Heart Woman, is saved by Jacob, the lives of the two families become forever intertwined.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Busey

    Johnny Fox

  • Gordon Tootoosis

    Growling Bear

  • Josh Brolin

    Jedediah Smith

  • Matthew Settle

    Jacob Wheeler

  • Skeet Ulrich

    Jethro Wheeler

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Jacob Wheeler: We have a wheel that takes you from here to there, but they have a wheel that takes you to the stars.

    Trivia (1)

    • The scene involving Jedediah Smith's scalp almost being torn off by a bear is accurate. And it was sewn back on by a member of his group. However, that person's real name was Jim Clyman, not the fictional series character, Jacob Wheeler.

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