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Assimilated Genocide

Spread the blood thin and wipe us out entirely
Open your eyes
Realize being Native is more than skin deep
We’ve shed our blood, we’ve cried our tears
And it hasn’t amounted to shit after all these years
So many warriors, young and old have died
All in the name of religion and political genocide
And still we die in the name of money and greed
And all they had to do was plant the seed
Give us alcohol
Fuel for the fire
Give us drugs
Make the flames go higher
Spread the disease
Rot from within
Succumb to madness
Give in to this new sin
Suffer the children to the point of no hope
Living in fear as you get strung out on your precious alcohol and dope
Cultural pride to the highest bidder sold
soon thereafter only one story to be told
Of how we gave up hope and spread our blood to thin
No more Natives means a declared win
No more red skin as far as the eye can see
And soon another forgotten page in history

If we continue to dance with insanity…we will soon become a memory
Dying….Dying….Soon gone!

Written by Chad Hiatt ~ Kootenai/Chippewa Cree by blood, Human by nature!
kootenai76@gmail.com


(art by Bunky Echohawk)

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About CRG

Editor in Chief of the Voice of the Indigenous, Writer.

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One thought on “Assimilated Genocide

  1. this is very good poem well done i enjoyed it from kevin

    Posted by 4valentines4words4poetry4you | May 5, 2011, 8:13 pm

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