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I am Angry You See

(The voice of a Native American) I am Angry You See I am angry you see Do I not have a right to be? You and your kind took everything from me Before you came my people were free You took my home, my food, Finally you took my land I will never understand You made up reasons to kill Your ruthlessness to fulfill I’m Angry you see Do I not have the right to be? As General: You led soldiers in battle You treated men like cattle While you sat upon a horse You had no remorse You watched your soldiers die You didn’t even cry I am angry you see Do I not have the right to be? Your soldiers killed our braves But this wasnot enough for you You did what was a common to do You raided our camps, killing the wise With no reason my people you despise Our homes you ravaged And you called us the savage I am angry you see Do I not have the right to be? Years have come and gone since those days You have not changed your warring ways You seek land not your own This bountiful land you have abused and overgrown I watch you from the Happy Hunting ground where I now reside I see floods and tragedies your treachery provides I am angry you see Do I not have the right to be?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 11/13/2012 1:39:00 AM
Hi Linda, I read this with my class (Grade 7). We are studying Native American History. They were very moved by your words and would like to send you their comments. They may also have questions for you. Would that be alright? Thank you, Katie
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