Indian's Death Song, The
DESCRIPTION: The Indian tells his captors "Begin, ye tormentors, your threats are in vain, For the son of Alknomook shall never complain." He tells how his valor hurt the white men. Death will free him of pain and take him "to the land where my father is gone."
AUTHOR: Mrs. John Hunter
EARLIEST DATE: 1790 (Atkinson); 1789 (The Philadelphia Songster, according to Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: death Indians(Am.) captivity punishment
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Thompson-Pioneer 75, "Alknomook" (1 text)
Fife-Cowboy/West 40, "The Indian's Death Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Frederick Atkinson, _The Banquet of Thalia_ (York, 1790 ("Digitized by Google"), p. 26, "Indian Death Song" (1 text)
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