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Atha Whitemankiller

Hear a Sample of INDIAN LAND FOREVER in:
The fog shrouded the bay
As we left the dock today
The breeze cut through my clothes
I guess that's the way it goes
I'm coming to you

Comanche, Cree and Sioux
Klamath, Pit River, too
Mohawk, Paiute, Pomo
Sac & Fox and Navajo
I'm coming to you

CHORUS
We will take the Rock
Every old cellblock
Standing tall together
For this is Indian Land Forever
This is Indian Land Forever

The TV wants to show
Trudell on radio
Every Indian lends a hand
No matter what their band
We're coming through

Whitemankiller spoke so well
At the Senator Hotel
Did we escape the past?
Nineteen months went by too fast
We're coming through

CHORUS

Hear my voice
It's my choice
Alcatraz
It will live on

CHORUS


Written by Arigon Starr 
© 2000 Starrwatcher Publishing (ASCAP) 
Lyrics reprinted by Kind Permission

						

Overcoming exhaustion and disillusionment, young Atha Rider Whitemankiller (Cherokee) stands tall before the press at the Senator Hotel. His eloquent words about the purpose of the occupation - - to publicize his people's plight and establish a land base for the Indians of the Bay Area - - were the most quoted of the day.

From "You Are On Indian Land", Edited by Troy R. Johnson

Photo: Ilka Hartman


ABOUT INDIAN LAND FOREVER

Written about the 1969-71 Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island, Indian Land Forever rocks hard while telling the tale of those history-making days on the Rock. "I had the honor or performing this song at the 30th Anniversary of the occupation in front of many of the people who took part in the occupation. The occupation was an event that continues to inspire people."

 You Are On Indian Land Book READ MORE ABOUT IT...AAAAY!

YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND: ALCATRAZ ISLAND, 1969-1971 by Troy R. Johnson

A stunning book of photographs taken by people who were actually on the island during the Occupation. The photo above of Atha Rider Whitemankiller is taken from this book. The photos are moving, the commentary stirring. This book is a testament to the hardy, forward-looking Indian occupiers from all nations who participated in the 19 month event.


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