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Little Red Wing


Sherra, meaning (Little Red Wing)
was a Chippewa Indian Maiden of
daughter of Chief Fire-Water.
beauty, loved mother earth, and
brave they call 'Ykee', a brave warrior
She was deeply in love with a young
One day the chief gathered a few men
he went hunting one day, never returned
to his beautiful Sherra.
(Brave Hunter), they left that morning
to see if they could find Ykee, meaning
at dawns early light.
Sherra had lost her zest for life, cried
Hours passed and still nothing, till
many tears for her man, she stood watching
Chief Fire-Water leaving with his band
mid-day of the next, she saw them
of Indian warriors.
of Indian braves and chief, she gazed
coming in the distance, they were
carrying something.
went running toward the small group
They entered the camp, Sherra
Sherra never was herself again
down at her man's body all mangled
he had been attacked by a bear.
She ran deep into the forest crying
like she had never cried before, she
knelt kissing the ground they would
and sank into the quicksand
sit for hours.
she never smiled, never chanted
danced under the full moon, she
One night she walked into the forest
just stared like in a trance.
(Not all stories end up a happy ending)
and never returned, she went deeper
of mother earth.
Little Red Wing, and Ykee, now walk
the heavens with the white buffalo, sad
as it seems, she has found her happiness
with her beloved man.
(Not all stories end up happy)
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