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AT WOUNDED KNEE

A South Dakota land owner wants to sell to the Sioux Indians land that he bought in 1968.  The transaction feel the Indians is morally questionable because the price is based on the historical value of the site to them, not other uses.  The land is part of the site of the “Wounded Knee Massacre,” the last of the American Indian Wars.  Arguably, the Sioux are being asked to buy back land stolen from them. 

 AT WOUNDED KNEE
(Based on the cowboy folk song, “Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie.”)

Don’t bury the lies at “Wounded Knee.”
That truthful ground offers history
Not of dreams divine or of destiny
But of genocide and duplicity
Of a land pristine where the brave roamed free

What have we now to see?
What have we now to see?

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

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