The Education of Little Tree, Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
The Education of Little Tree, My husband had told me about this movie for years, and when he rented it I was skeptical, at best since he’s not known for his taste in films, television, or music. The movie takes place in the Applachian Mountains where I live. It’s almost the story of my husband’s family, they are a mix of Blackfoot, Crow, Cherokee, and several other tribes. After seeing the film, I truly understand what they’ve had to endure over the years. It also makes me think of the crimes that people commit on other people, all in the name of making a group “fit in”. The young boy, “Little Tree” did not ask to be born into a family who has both white and Cherokee parents. In the 1920’s this was a crime that was beyond forgiveness. The grandparents are also a “mixed” couple, they raise the boy and he is wise beyond his years thanks to them! This move will make you cry, laugh, think, and rejoice. I have to say, that it’s even better than MY all time favorite, The Wizard Of Oz! RENT IT, BUY IT, LOVE IT!!!!! THE very best movie I’ve seen in years!!!!!
P.S. Have PLENTY of tissue on hand!!!