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They Said To The 5 Tribes

Story ID:8846
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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They said come,Redman be civilized
And lay down your arms,
and then the soldiers came
and they took away our farms.

They said We are Americans
and had nothing to fear.
We trusted what they said,
they set us on that trail of tears.

They said You will live better
on that land far far out west
and we went west to live
at those armed soldiers request.

We lost many in each family
Daughters,Sons and Wives
Those of us that were left
just barely managed to survive.

But they said that we were civilized
and we lay down our arms,
first they took our guns
and then they took our farms.