Lacking in accuracy
Sure, there were scalping, tortures, hangings, land grabbing with betrayal of neighbors, and executions that included infants, in the western expansion movement. But did every horrific detail have to happen in this ONE fictional family's tale? The film makers not only altered history, but emblemished it to the point of NO ACTUAL FACTUAL relation to history! Make no mistake, all the previous was included just shock viewers into continued watching. I taught about the western movement, and it bears no relation to the sensationalized smut that is The Son. What a shame when the truth is every bit as interesting as this drivel. And this is from a descendant of a real cowboy who drove cattle across the plains.