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chief manuelito

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chief manuelito

Watching the slow journey of his people
leaving their Navajo land
sad Manuelito

He sits tall astride his steed, their leader
saddened by the enforced move
new settlement awaits

Haastin Ch'il Haajiní,* new name
given him by his people
Died of measle virus


•	 Sir Black Reed.   Named after the place amongst the black reeds

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:05:00 AM
    only the second comment, on this a wonderful historical poem,, and the last juxtapose line,, Seren this is very clever,,, the conquerors of these cultural indigenous peoples, may have brought some benefits, but also their dieases...like this...like this a lot!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:46:00 PM
    wow, this is really a good historical type poem. I really like this one!!