took the whole Cherokee nation
away our native tongue
Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
I wear a shirt and tie
Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
maybe someday when they learn
Paul Revere and the Raiders
leader of one of the most colorful bands in rock history was born Revere Dick
on January 7, 1938 in Harvard, Nebraska, and grew up in Boise, Idaho. His high
school buddies, the leather clad, biker crowd, called him "River". After graduation,
Revere went barber college, opened his own shop and eventually started a drive-in
restaurant, the Reed 'n' Bell, in Caldwell, Idaho. In his spare time, he played
keyboards in local bands. One night, a sixteen year old lad named Mark Lindsay
asked if he could sing on stage with the band, where he impressed the others enough
to land a permanent spot in the group. By 1959 they had evolved into The Downbeats,
a name taken from the jazz magazine, and played local high school dances and sock
Lindsay had scored solo hits with "Silverbird" and "Arizona", however, he was
still officially a member of the Raiders, who desperately needed a hit. Lindsay
offered Revere his already-recorded song, "Indian Reservation". In the summer
of 1971, the song reached No. 1 on the charts, the first and only Raiders' song
to manage that feat. But it was a novelty song, not a true rock and roll band
number. Rather than revitalizing Paul Revere and the Raiders, "Indian Reservation"
was the group's swansong. One final Paul Revere and the Raiders record reached
the Hot 100 when "Birds Of A Feather" made it to number 23 in the Fall of 1971
Mark Lindsay, a runaway who never finished high school, was once a delivery boy in Boise, Idaho. Among his stops was a drive-in restaurant owned by a former barber, Paul Revere. Mark learned that Paul had a local group called the Downbeats, and that they had an opening for a musician. Mark raced home, taught himself enough saxophone to fake it, and began a remarkable musical career .
Reservation" wound up being not only the Raiders' biggest hit, but the best-selling
single Columbia Records had issued. Indians in Salt Lake City even used it as
a publicity song in their struggle for civil rights.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a fully documented account of the annihilation
of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the Battle of Wounded Knee.
Brown brings to light a story of torture and atrocity not well known in American
history. The fashion in which the American Indian was exterminated is best summed
up in the words of Standing Bear of the Poncas, "When people want to slaughter
cattle they drive them along until they get them to a corral, and then they slaughter
them. So it was with us.... "
the Name of Civilization
December 29, 1890
Wounded Knee Massacre
The Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890 (which was originally referred to by the United States army as the Battle of Wounded Knee -- a descriptive moniker that remains highly contested by the Native American community) is known as the event that ended the last of the Indian wars in America. As the year came to a close, the Seventh Cavalry of the United States Army brought an horrific end to the century-long U.S. government-Indian armed conflicts
Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890