Tears decorate the
Head Man's cheeks. In the wind his
Eagle feather bows.
Bison die beside
Lakota Braves. In the war
Against the Bluecoats.
Clad in war paint, stone arrows
Killed all invaders. But
Hunger is a gun.
Its warm barrel pressed on
Liberty loses to life
Sell or Starve Act strips our Heart.
The Black Hills
Powder River County of the Great Plains;
A land ripe with gold, yet laden with Snakes.
How the savages murder our people;
Americans with dreams of wealth and joy.
Soon we will march upon their villages.
An unarmed savage is the best savage.
Pardon the soldiers. Now sign the treaty.
Agreement of 1877.