May 29, 2015
The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (Anishinaabe) – the closest ‘rez’ to where I’m at
I had this 45 and played it over and over….written by John D Loudermilk, made famous by Paul Revere and the Raiders and in this case recorded by a Brit named Don Fardon. The song really was a 1960’s protest type song that (maybe for the first time) allowed people to empathise with Turtle Island’s indigenous population….to “walk a mile in their moccasins”.
I’ve added one of JD’s versions as well as a little explanation by the man as to how and why the song was written.
Indian Reservation – Don Fardon 1968
post by TheOldrecordclub
One of Loudermilk’s versions:
post by B Thames
John D. Loudermilk: The Story Behind “Indian Reservation” on the “Viva! NashVegas® Radio Show”