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Leonard's Painting
The Peltier Song

Hear a Sample of THE PELTIER SONG 
[ONE BRIGHT AND SHINING MORNING] in:
Lakota and Anishinaabe
An Indian man took a stand
Though innocent he's locked away
Is this the American way?

Twenty-four years have come and gone
Since prison walls swallowed up Peltier
Living through hell every day
Hear the words I say

CHORUS
One bright and shining morning
He shall be free
One bright and shining morning
Peltier will be free

His light shines in the dark
For those who did not survive
I sing this song to spread the word
Don't believe the lies you've heard

We pray for peace and for change
And a chance to tell the truth
I'm praying for you every day
Hear the words I say

CHORUS


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

						

"Prayer To The Spirits" -- Painting by Leonard Peltier


Offering prayers of thanks to such spirits as Wi, the Sun, and Skan, the Sky was virtually important for survival. Lesser forms included the Winds or four directions, the Moon, Buffalo, Bear, Whirlwind, Thunders, and many others. Lesser spirits could assume any form and could be either animate or inanimate. They were looked upon as Sacred Messengers.

ABOUT THE PELTIER SONG [ONE BRIGHT AND SHINING MORNING]

"Twenty-four years have come and gone/Since prison walls swallowed up Peltier" say the words of "The Peltier Song." "If people took just a moment to review the evidence, I think they'd understand a great injustice took place regarding Leonard Peltier. He is our Nelson Mandela -- and I hope this song will change a few minds."

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