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For Our American Indians

                  Peace be to all humankind
                   We are each unique also amazing, modest,
                           so why turn us into their image
                Indians American at that, Proud, unassimilated

        Unable to destroy a way of life, for white cultural patterns
          ‘how’ we evolved, they believe we should be contented
            like those whose concept of happiness is materialistic,
            greedy, which is very different from our way satisfied,

         Peaceful with what has been done, establishing something
          or a way things are, we wanted freedom from white man,
             rather than to be integrated, part of an establishment
            to be able to hunt, fish also live in peace, was our plan

            Only wanted to be free to raise our children in our ways,
            we didn't want power, we didn't want to be congressmen,
                      or bankers....we wanted to be ourselves
                                               American Indians

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Hi Perry Excellent words giving voice to true sentiments, SuZ

    Campanella Avatar Perry Campanella
    Date: 7/30/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi SuZ - D -Thank you for your time to review my Poetry
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 3:32:00 PM
    A nice write...

    Campanella Avatar Perry Campanella
    Date: 7/30/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello! Dan Kearley - Thank you for your time to review my Poetry
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:14:00 AM
    A simply awesome write, Perry. Being of a dispossessed background myself, I feel you. Well done on this factual yet entertaining write. May I direct you to Poet Destroyer's Indian Ink? I think you will enjoy hers as well. Licia :-)

    Campanella Avatar Perry Campanella
    Date: 7/30/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi delysia hendricks Thank you for your time to review my Poetry