Lou Diamond Phillips directs and stars in this tepid mystery, a superficial excavation of Native American culture which enjoyed a brief run on the festival circuit before being released direct to video, largely on the strength of its subject matter.
The improbably named Jesse Rainfeather Goldman (Phillips) is a young emergency room intern living with his adoptive Jewish parents in Beverly Hills. When a strange necklace of feathers and bones arrives, his mother, Leah Goldman (Melinda Dillon), tells Jesse it's a birthday gift from his
biological mom, a Sioux woman he has never known. He follows the postmark to Sioux City, Nebraska, where he learns that his mother...