Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during this attack.
Impressed by her grace under the pressure of captivity, Wldcat, the Shawnee chief, confers special privileges on Mary and her children, eventually proposing that Mary become his mate. Surprised by her attraction to the handsome brave, Mary nonetheless opts to remain faithful to Will and engineers a plan for her escape. Separated from her children, Mary joins another female setter, and together they embark on a harrowing homeward treck. Her odyssey comes full circle when she is finally reunited with her long-lost children. Exploring our ambivalent relationship with Native Americans, Follow the River is an enthralling epic of one woman's grit, loyalty, and determination. Rated PG. Approx. 93 minutes.
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