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Indian Reservation

Words and Music by John D. Loudermilk

performed by Paul Revere and the Raiders


They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

They took the whole Indian nation
Locked us on this reservation
Though I wear a shirt and tie
Iím still part redman deep inside

But maybe someday when they learn
Cherokee nation will return, will return, will return, will return,
will return