Watch here for news about the new film, The Contested Plains. RW plays a pivotial role in this wonderful telling of a
German family who traveled west and were attacked in September 1874 on the western plains of Kansas. What followed was a search for the girl captives that involved the military and the struggles of the Southern Cheyenne.
The film was written by Ken Spurgeon and Deb Goodrich and directed by Spurgeon. The film stars Buck Taylor, Mo Brings Plenty, Darby Hinton, Mary McDonough, R. W. Hampton, Wyatt McCrea, Cody Jones, Delno Ebie and Mark Mannette and features Nora Dooley Graham and Olivia Prue. Featured historians include former Texas State Histori
an Bill O’Neal; Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; and Gordon Yellowman, Director, Language and Culture Program Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Several cast and crew members will be appearing at the Wichita premiere including Mary McDonough (The Waltons); Cowboy singer R.W. Hampton, and western actor and personality Wyatt McCrea.
Filming locations include Wichita, KS, Logan County, KS, El Reno, OK, Gray County, TX.
The Wichita premiere is sponsored in part by the Butler County Historical Society, Elderslie Farms, Hephner TV and Star Lumber.