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Mackenzie's Raid

by 7 Trees

Dedicated to honoring our Native American ancestors by way of music.
Genre: World: Native American
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1. Mackenzie's Raid
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(Mackenzie's Raid is a song / Music video that is based on a true story. A story that is all too familiar in ALL of our Native American families.)
On May 18th, 1873 the 4th Cavalry lead by Col. McKinzie took 400 soldiers from Ft. Clark to our Lipan Apache Village at El Remolino. Their orders were to kill and completely annihilate our families. Juanita was 8yrs old and hid with her 18 month old brother in a hole pulling a thick bush over themselves. The village was burned and many were killed and thrown into the fires. Many women and children were tied onto horses because they refused to be taken prisoner. Before the soldiers left Juanitas brother started to cry which drew the soldiers attention to where they hid. After refusing to come out a soldier drew his saber and stabbed at the crying child killing him in Juanitas arms. The soldiers finally left with 29 women and children prisoners. (The men were away hunting). My grandmother asked my mom and I,,, how does this make you feel? I responed by saying, angry, why would soldiers kill a baby? Quickly my grandmother said sharply, "NO, you respect the soldiers, but who will remember your great grandmother. If she would have made ONE sound YOU would not be sitting here". NEVER FORGET what she has done for our family. There are many stories in ALL our families of many simular events. On May 19th, the day after the raid I choose to honor my great grandmother and all our ancestors who fought for their freedom and found a way to bring us here on our very own land. God bless them. My grandmother said to me, remember anger is weakness and we are not weak.
~ Richard Gonzales
Lipan Apache Band of Texas -Vice Chairman

"Mackinzie's Raid"
written by:
Raymond G Torres - Lipan Apache Band of Texas
co-writter: MaNde G. Portales - Lipan Apache Band of Texas

preformed by: 7 Trees
Jessie Gonzalez - Vocals / Guitar
Victor Hugo Luna - Keys/Piano
MaNde G. Portales- Bass
Kevin "Chapolin" Portales - Water Drums, Hand Drums, Rain Stick
Jerry Villneuva- Crash Symbol, Studio Recording

Ruben Cordova -Apache War Screams - Lipan Apache
Lipan Apache Band of Texas - Apache war cries rcorded at ceramony
Nanta Daniel Castro Romero Jr.. - Intro / Lipan prayer - Lipan Apache
Band of Texas
Jacqueline Fear-Segal - Intro- from her documentary "The Lost Ones"
A Long Journey Home
Richard Gonzalezz - Outro Speach - Lipan Apache Band of Texas

Video by:
MaNde G. Portales
(Thank you everyone who participated. You bring much honor to our ancestors for making their story come alive)



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