“The Indian's Death Song”


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."


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 40, "The Indian's Death Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11212
  3. BI, FCW040


Author: Mrs. John Hunter
Earliest date: 1840 (The Social Lyrist)
Found in: US