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Indigenous Peoples' Literature

Poetry


Beware the Bluehearts!
Blue Hearts
Corn Covered Elder
Culture is an Illusion
Extermination of a Nation
Ghost Dance
Halfbreed Girl in the City School
Lament
Plastic Medicine Man
Races
Warning Song
Water Dog


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Races

by John Trudell


You are a Brother
And a Sister
In the colors of Life

Some people believe
They are races
Human races
Whatever that may be

Races are for running
The competitive edge
Distrust and confusion
Leaving alterations
In innocent faces

We are natural Life
A part of Mother Earth's design
A blending of colors
To make the difference
In the teaching
of meanings

We are colors
in the family
of Life.


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Culture is an Illusion: The Stronger the Illusion, The Stronger the Magic


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Halfbreed Girl in the City School