Loss of a Story Teller
Ode to Roxy Gordon
by Jim Stewart c 2000
Put Another Headdress on the mantle
Let his ashes blow in the wind.
The cowboys think they won another battle
But the Indian Nations have another lore
The Whiteman has it's fancy stories
And brag about winning the Indian Wars.
But the Redman cries today
About the loss of another lore.
The Whitemans tales were documented
In fancy journals and newspapers
The Redman handed down it's tales
Using generations of Indian Lore.
Once in a while these tales were documented
By the story tellers of the Redman's world.
Documented so that the Modern Man
Could read about this world.
Such a story teller has left us.
But at least we have his words.
So put another headdress on the mantle
And may his ashes bow in the wind..
You can learn more about Roxy Gordon by checking out the following web site.