The Jeb Rosebrook papers, 1971-2001, include several drafts of "Hanta Yo"--dialogue outlines and scripts with extensive revision notes by Rosebrook and other participants of the Warner Brothers production team. The story traces the coming of age of a young Lakota Sioux warrior as he rises to the challenges of manhood. The drama of mini-series reflects detailed portrayals of tribal domestic life, rituals, dances, and religious beliefs. Attitudes toward war with other Native tribes as well as the advancing white culture are incorporated into the plot. The mini-series was also titled "Winter Count," "Legend of the Mysterious Warrior," and "Mystic Warrior" as drafts were revised in 1981 and 1982. Scene and sequence outline drafts also have frequent marginal notation by Rosebrook, the director, and some members of the film crew. Of particular note is correspondence from Lakota Indian tribesman in response to Rosebrook's scripts in an effort to improve the historic and cultural accuracy of the dialogue and scene sequencing. Correspondence also includes Rosebrook's own recommendations for revision to reflect a more accurate portrayal of the Native Americans in the story as a result of his research. An example of Rosebrook's research notes is included in the collection.
In addition to these materials, the collection also contains scripts and notes from "The Christmas Gift," "I Will Fight No More Forever," "Junior Bonner," "Miracle on 34th Street," (1973 production) "The Prince of Central Park," "The Waltons," and "The Yeagers."