"Indian Reservation" as written by and John Loudermilk....
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

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud to live
So proud to die

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

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud to live
So proud to die

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

Lyrics submitted by peacewarrior21

"Indian Reservation" as written by John D Loudermilk John Loudermilk

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    General CommentRed Power! No "apples" here!
    emuInAmuumuuon May 28, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningIf all of you didn't already know what this song is truly about, then let me tell you.

    This song is about how the American government took over the lands of the American Indians/Cherokee People. He talks about how they took away the lands, then taught their own ways to the young Cherokees, forcing the kids not to be Cherokee anymore.
    THFPVGon May 19, 2017   Link

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