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26-OCT-2008 Jola Dziubinska

Big Foot

(Performed by Johnny Cash)

But the land was already claimed by a people when the cowboy came and when the soldiers came.
The story of the American Indian is in a lot of ways a story of tragedy,
like that day at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

Big Foot was an Indian chief
Of the Minneconjou band,
A band of Minneconjou Sioux
From South Dakota land.

Big Foot said to Custer,
"Stay away from Crazy Horse."
But Custer crossed into Sioux land,
And he never came back across.

Then Big Foot led his people
To a place called Wounded Knee,
And they found themselves surrounded
By the 7th Cavalry.

Big chief Big Foot,
Rise up from your bed,
Minneconjou babies cry
For their mothers lying dead.

Big Foot was down with a fever
When he reached Wounded Knee;
And his people all were prisoners
Of the 7th Cavalry.

Two hundred women and children
And another hundred men
Raised up a white flag of peace,
But peace did not begin.

An accidental gunshot
And Big Foot was first to die;
And over the noise of the rifles
You could hear the babies cry.

Big chief Big Foot,
It's good that you can't see
Revenge is being wrought
By Custer's 7th Cavalry.

Then smoke hung over the canyon
On that cold December day.
All was death and dying
Around where Big Foot lay.

Farther on up the canyon
Some had tried to run and hide;
But death showed no favorites,
Women, men, and children died.

One side called it a "massacre,"
The other a "victory,"
But the white flag is still waving
Today at Wounded Knee.

Big chief Big Foot,
Your Minneconjou band
Is mourned and remembered here
In South Dakota land.

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Jason Anderson07-Nov-2008 02:22
Lovely shot and song. Maybe someday we'll try to repair some of those wrongs...
Barbara Heide05-Nov-2008 14:57
excellent match! love the song too!
j>a>e>17 :):):)05-Nov-2008 06:22
i sure HOPE you tickled that treee spirit's wee toes joyFULLL jola, j>a>e>17 :):):)
Harrison05-Nov-2008 03:10
Very well done
Inga Morozoff05-Nov-2008 01:09
Yeah, that's very well seen.
Excellent pairing.
Mairéad04-Nov-2008 20:57
Nice image and a good match.
laine8204-Nov-2008 20:56
Superb match to that great song !!
Cindi Smith04-Nov-2008 20:46
Wow! That song really always makes me think.....what we have done to the American their land.
Marek Wilczura04-Nov-2008 18:39
fajny sloneczny kadr
Guest 04-Nov-2008 18:17
nice evocation
cits_4_pets04-Nov-2008 17:56
Beautiful composed shot and like the song. Nice job. v
Kathryn04-Nov-2008 17:10
Hope you were safe taking this!! .. Not eaten alive.
wernere0104-Nov-2008 16:02
Big feet indeed. Well seen.
Guest 04-Nov-2008 15:54
Love the composition and tones. V
Maaike Huizer04-Nov-2008 15:51
Beautiful tree shot and a impressive song by an impressive man.
Ann...04-Nov-2008 15:37
Awesome feet!!!
Milan Vogrin04-Nov-2008 15:18
Nice feet!
Guest 04-Nov-2008 15:02
Beautiful tree, well seen.
For some reason Johnny Cash songs make me laugh even though it is not funny.
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