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Apache Cry

White man Come
White man Go
Bring their disease
Poison our people
Bring their guns
Burn our homes
Dance their dance on 
our Happy Hunting Grounds
No respect for our Dead Spirits
our Ancient Ones, our
HOME

Kill our children 
with bad romance
take our woman for blood 
dirt dance
bleed our Earth of nutrients

Kill our Great Mother 
We call to us all our Ancient Spirits
Rain Dance of bad fire on White Man
Call down Sky Spirit, 
Lightning,Thunder, Rain and Hail
Hear our loud, mighty War Cry 
Red as Blood
not sick and pale

“Uh-PAH-Chee”
Hear me White Man
My name for you means “Enemy”
“Ndee” come my People
“Ndee” come my People
Rid this bad medicine from our Land

Arivaipa
Chiricahua
Coyotero
Faraone Gileno
Llanero
Mescalero
Mimbreno
Mogollon
Naisha 
Tchikun 
Tchishi
“Ndee” come my People
“Ndee” come my People
Stand side by side
Unite

Mojo shake our Medicine
Mojo shake our Medicine
Ride naked, free
war paint on our 
face and bodies
pierce our skin our chest
religious offering
LIFE, our small sacrifice
for Ndee, these our people
Share, smoke The Pipe

Silent fleet of foot
Moonless Night
Call Coyote Wild
Hooting Owl
leave no smoke 
on our trail

“Ah Nee Ma”
pray for healing, 
unite with Mother Earth 
all her spirits
ask for blessings 
clean our land
of White Man’s Dirt

Come my brothers
Come my sons
Hold hands, stand united
round living sacred fire
dance the Circle of the Sun
White man doesn't listen
he is ignorant, 
he must leave 
OUR LAND

War has come
War has come

“Nanissáanah”
Call in all our dead brave
fathers, brothers, sons 
our Great Warrior spirits 
Colorados
Cochise
Geronimo
Lozen
we will use their bad medicine
shoot them through their hearts
with their own bullets, their own guns

BrokenKnee 
the time has come.
BrokenKnee
we will not run.
“Ndee” come my People, 
time now
to be
FREE

(Lovejoy-Burton/2018)

With Respect to the Apache Nation and all other Indian Nations of America, Canada and Alaska.

*My apologies to the people of the Apache nation for any inaccuracies in the details of this poem.

*Recognition to Silent One who brought the Apache people of Mexico to my attention. Thank you. 

1. War Cry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1j_PAbF1qo

2. Story of Apache Creation
 http://www.indians.org/welker/creation.htm

3. Sun Dance
http://www.native-americans-online.com/native-american-sun-dance.html

4. Native American Beliefs
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~tessia/Native.html

5.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=GuIWp_TV5bs

Copyright © Leanne Lovejoy-Burton

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  1. Date: 1/12/2018 3:36:00 PM

    It is called where spirits nevet die... You commented.. it was the 10 word and 10 line challenge..
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 2:14:00 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ixwIaN7qw CHEROKEE NATION Yes, the Australian Aboriginal in my land have been ripped apart and down trodden by Free and not so free settlers. Then there are New Zealand's native Maori peoples. Perhaps a story to be delivered, but these nations all deliver their own stories in the strongest way to our world and the facts speak for themselves, when the facts are seen and heard. No one can speak their stories better than their nation's people.
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 8:46:00 AM

    You did your research on this I see. Add to the list the native aborigines of Australia slaughter by the British etal. Man's inhumanity to man is beyond comprehension, but was foretold with pinpoint accuracy in Ecclesiastes 8:9; 4:1-3
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 6:29:00 AM

    Sierra del Tigre is the mountain range that I wrote about, was one of the last Apache strongholds...
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 6:28:00 AM

    So happy I inspired you, I must say that the so called 'white man', hs been responsible for many atrocities through time, not only the genocide of natives, but look at slavery and look at how the Aboriginal people lost their homeland.. Great poem Leanne....
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 4:04:00 AM

    Wow, You wrote like a modern-day Ndee...from a Southwestern tribe... A Feather pen and a chant that tells a story...A talent that blows in the wind...
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 3:27:00 AM

    Poignant and thought-provoking! These people, and other indigenous people throughout the world, have suffered badly at the hands of the "civilized" white man. The times and the methods have changed, but these people are still being treated like second-class citizens! Equality and justice must surley come, eventually!
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 2:30:00 AM

    I LOVE stories that make you think.
  1. Date: 1/12/2018 2:05:00 AM

    For the Children of the World. For my daughter, Georgia and my nieces and nephew. x

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