Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn vrij: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (Mon. 04, Tue. 05 & Wed. 06 May, 2015-17
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
By the end of the 19th century, most North American peoples and tribes had been wiped out: their culture destroyed, their land confiscated, their environment industrialised. They were the Bad Guys. Anyone who has ever played cowboy and Indian knows the Indian must loose. Later, they were confined to reservations. In the 60s, singer-songwriter Peter La Farge – of Indian descent – reminded us of this forgotten homicide.
“During the early and mid-’60s, Peter La Farge occupied a special niche in contemporary folk music as the first politically aware Native American to attract serious attention. He was dead before the age of 34, but managed to make a vital and unique contribution to the early-’60s folk revival. It was around this same time that La Farge began concentrating more on music as well, especially song-writing, and he found his way to the folk music community in Greenwich Village. … Read more...