Nate Flying Owl

Rookie - 76 Points (01/07/88 / Milwaukie, OR)

Letter To Crazy Horse - Poem by Nate Flying Owl

Crazy Horse, you fallen icon,
The fervent and determined days
Of the Oglala warrior
Are but a distant memory
Diabetes, unemployment,
And rampant alcoholism
Are unfortunate pandemics
Among the indigenous.
In American media,
Tribespeople are barely present
Each a generic face that fades
Qietly into the background.
The again, any awareness
of modern Indian affairs
Has become a stereotype
Hell, at this point in history
The 'Indian' is a bad joke
It seems as though your victory
At Little Bighorn was in vain
Columbus must be overjoyed

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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