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Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree/Canada. 1941)

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Artist included here in our section The World - People & Culture - American Indian People

point Learn about this amazing Indian artist and activist external link
point The album I recommend: Coincidence and Likely Stories external link (1993), includes this song:

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE*
Buffy Sainte-Marie © Gypsy Boy Music-SOCAN

*Learn about Wounded Knee external link watching this 9'54'' video and post your comments

Read the lyrics external link of this song at Buffy's site.
When people ask, "What happened to the North American Indians in the 1880s?", you can pretty much point to the robber barons of the time who needed to make a fortune in oil, gold and other precious metals. Simple greed in the hands of a powerful few who manipulated the media and politicians. When people ask, "What happened to the Indian movement of the sixties and seventies?", you can pretty much point to the same motives a hundred years later, with uranium added to the list in very big print.
The shocking information in this song is not new, but strung together; the events tell a story that most non-Indian people don't know. Dedicated to Leonard Peltier, the memory of Anna Mae Aquash and Joseph Stuntz.

Read some information about the Indian Historical References in the song by Tyson Yunkaporta external link
Below you'll find the bits where we find names you can learn about here on Talking People, too.

INTRO:
Indian legislation on the desk of a do-right Congressman
...

3. We get the federal marshals
We get the covert spies
We get the liars by the fire
We get the FBIs
They lie in court and get nailed
and still Peltier external link goes off to jail

chorus...

4.
My girlfriend Annie Mae external link talked about uranium
Her head was filled with bullets and her body dumped
The FBI cut off her hands and told us she’d died of exposure
Loo loo loo loo loo

point Listen to Buffy Sainte-Marie external link talking about her dear lost friend, Anni Mae external link