Ray is able to suspect the existence of conspiracy and cover-up in the entire murder saga which puts him at loggerheads with his co-agent in the investigations. The environmental impact that the mining of uranium in the local reservation has created, is evident in the poor state of the areas poor water and dirty condition. The mining has further led to major conflict between two powerful forces leading to the death of many people in the small town which exposes a number of social evils such as crimes, corruption and moral decadence that had been taking place in the region.
The cultural attributes of the Native Americans is made evident in the movie in a number of occasion owing to the fact that investigations on the murder of a former political activist on a Native American Reservation in South Dakota. F.B.I agent Ray Levoi has been selected for the task of leading the investigation mainly because of his familiarity with the culture of the Natives owing to the fact that he is from a mixed race background. The film brings out diverse American architecture which is multicultural in nature with a lot being borrowed from the Native American culture (Marubbio, 102).
The landscape in the region in which the movie is set portrays diverse nature of the American terrain. Mountainous landscape is an indication of a secure environment marked by the existence of natural features that could easily act as camouflage to criminal activities. The cultural artifacts of the Native Americans such as peace pipe, moccasins, and teepee are made evident particularly among the people that The FBI agent meets and interviews over the death the politician. The use of native plants and animals are very important part of the lives of the Indians. As Ray tours the region in which he has been assigned, he notices a number of cultural practices that he had been told by his parent but had never experienced in his entire life. As much as he was against the