Colin Ian Jeffery

Gold Star - 4,834 Points (Redhill Hospital)

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
Pretending friendship for Crazy Horse
Offered the Sioux a lasting peace treaty
If the War Chief return with them.

Trusting the soldiers
Crazy Horse rode unarmed into the fort
Gate was closed trapping him
Arms held and he was bayoneted.

Parents of Crazy Horse came to the fort
Took the body of warrior son
Secretly burying majestic heart
At 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: american history, indians

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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