Dick Wolf has teamed up with HBO to develop Wounded Knee, a movie about American Indians during the 19th century.

The film is based on the best-selling book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown. The Hollywood Reporter says the nonfiction book, first published in 1970, is an account of how the American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. The book uses council records, firsthand accounts and other resources to tell the saga of the American Indian during the latter half of the 19th century, including the battles, massacres and broken treaties.

Yves Simoneau is attached to direct Wounded Knee; Daniel Giat is writing the script.