Colin Ian Jeffery
Wounded Knee Creek - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery
Crazy Horse, War Chief of the Sioux Indians of the North American plains, was murdered by white soldiers on September 5th,1877. He was 35 years old.
Soldiers from Fort Robinson came smiling
Pretending friendship for Crazy Horse
Offering the Sioux a lasting peace treaty
Should the War Chief return with them.
Trusting the soldiers lies
Crazy Horse rode unarmed into the fort
The gate was closed to trap him
Arms held while he was bayoneted.
Parents of Crazy Horse came to the fort
Taking away the body of their warrior son
Secretly burying the majestic heart
At a place called Wounded Knee Creek.
Note: American history records the Indian nations were finally defeated by soldiers at a place called Wounded Knee Creek on December 29,1890. But it was a massacre. The Indians had surrendered. They were unarmed prisoners when the soldiers opened fire.300 men, women and children were
Killed - - 4 men, and 47 women and children survived.
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