Before We Were Indians | Teen Ink

Before We Were Indians

June 24, 2009
By NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
10 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
~a woman looked at me and said, "You know, you really don't look Indian."So I smiled at her and responded: "Well you don't look stupid, but appearances can be awfully deceiving."~

Tears come to my eyes when i think of the time that was before.

A time when the rivers and steams ran clearly through the veins of mother earth.

The animals roamed without fearing the gun or riffle, or fearing extintion.

First people walked the Black Hills without having to look at the sorrowful faces of the "founding fathers".

This was all in the time that was before.

But then our counrty was re-discovered, and the fisrt people became a savage, a heathen, a hostlile.

Now it has been hundreds of years of land reserved, lives taken, treaties signed, appoligies still not given.

It hits me harder than a bullet,
when i think of a time before we were called Indians.

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

j2013 said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 8:00 pm
Amazing, you're very talented! Keep up the great writing!

amyxu said...
on Oct. 5 2009 at 6:11 pm
This is a very insightful and emotionally deep piece. Nice work!