The year that Spirit took place.
Well this one had me confused for a while because I always wondered when Spirit's story took place. I think I figured it out!
So here's what we know for sure:
-Spirit took place BEFORE our time
-Spirit took place AFTER the Civil War (the Indian Wars hadn't started until after then)
-Spirit helped pull something used to make the train system used today (called the Transcontinental railroad)
Soooo I looked up when things happened and tried to figure things out that way.
The Transcontinental railroad was finished in the west in: 1869
(They talk about it in the movie while Spirit was pulling the steam engine thing)
LAKOTA Indians (Little Creek's Tribe) were attacked by the calvary between: 1868-1877
And guess who was fighting at the war with the Lakota: George Custer or "Colonel Custer" who is represented by "The Colonel" in Spirit's movie!
So Spirit's movie takes place 1868-1869 (Spirit's movie takes a year for those who don't know... it goes through all four seasons)!!!