Native Peoples

Cherokee maiden of your Forefathers land
Cherokee maiden of your Grandmothers land

Cherokee maiden of your lost taken, land
Cherokee maiden the circus is in town
Cherokee maiden I hear your calls,

alas, it is all in the past

Are you free to roam as your ancestors’ did?

Can you travel wherever for game to live?
Are the buffalos still roaming the plains?
Are the Bison still grazing on the Great Plains?
Are there any Pronghorn roaming in the

Mojave Desert, called Antelope Valley

Are the rivers and streams still clear clean?
Are you free to talk to your spirits and gods?

Only in war we have our camps
Yes prisoner of war behind barbed wire
World war two what did one nation do
Condemned by most, abhorrent by all

A nation all great, look on the outside
It’s native peoples invisible chains
What of a new world, a distant planet
One day to come, travel so far

Round them all up make them walk
Taken from homeland see baron soil
That’s not good enough move them again
So many died Trail of Tears

Why’ oh why, must we force our will
Can’t we share, equal rights, equality too
Yes, if you’re not of this beautiful place

Rights governed by those who invade
Do not plead

So they blame the red man for all his ills

Congress and the Whitehouse reject

Gen. Winfield Scott, 7000 troops

rounded up the Cherokee at bayonet point

Only 400 Cherokees escaped
18000-herded first in a series of forts

800-mile walk forage for food

So brave they be the Cherokee tribe

Their mountains, streams, forests,

open plains, Rushmore a sacred place

So much more, taken, killed for

What is a reservation, tract of land?

Reserved for exclusive occupation

by native tribes.

Is not an open prison similar?

Come and go as one pleases.

Rest in peace those that fell

Rest in peace the unborn child

Rest in peace Warrior people

Rest in peace 500 + tribes

u-no-le a life of micherokeesery by he.



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