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They lived with justice They lived with their greedy need They lived with their frenzied feeding They had no mercy only hatred and jealousy They filled the water with Native American blood Dont Drink the Water a hit song by Dave Matthews Band was produced in 1998 It depicts an 1890 massacre of Indian warriors women and children slaughtered by US cavalrymen The narrator of the song is a proud cavalryman who believes he is truly doing justice by contributing to the near genocide of the Native American people Dont Drink the Water is a summary in it self of our history Basically the theme of the song is related to the extermination of the Indians by the US cavalrymen The Indians are hiding from the men that they once called neighbors The neighbors became soulless creatures who took ingenious tools and weapons to accomplish mad ends They threatened banishment or death to the Indians The Native Americans obviously didnt want to leave the homeland that their fathers father once built on Eventually the last major war between the two sets of savages ended with the end of the 19th century A stupefying record of greed and treachery of heroism and pain had come to closure a record forever staining the immense history of the westward movement which in its drama and tragedy is also distinctly and an unforgettable American tragedy The cavalryman is demanding the departure of the Native American people He is telling the Native Americans that there is no use in hiding they should come out and lay your arms down because I will call this home He is threatening the stay of the Native Americans The Indians feel a right to remain on the land Yet the soldier gave his warning and explains that if they choose to stay then I will bury you The narrator states that there is no room for both just for them This is the place
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