By the People

by
the
people or
for the people
we the Iroquois
the Haudenosaunee six
here since time immemorial
settlers offer silver for each scalp
but those land thieves could not kill us all
seven generations of resistance by existence
“the merciless Indian savages” says US Declaration
but this land is ours
and lake Cayuga too
all these treaty rights and we are still not treated right
Oh nisonhwentsiò:ten?

By Summer Saraf,
Ithaca