“Dances With Wolves” was filmed in South Dakota, making Hansen a natural for the job. He was commissioned with vetting the accuracy of the army and freight wagons for the film starring Kevin Costner. The set of the Oscar-winning movie, 15 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, is open for public tours.
“Movie producers know that if they don’t stay true to the film’s setting, there will be plenty of people ready to point out their mistakes,” said Hansen. “That’s why we’re always honored when they come to us to make sure things are historically correct.” Excerpt from the website for Victoriana Magazine.