"Exterminate Them​!​"

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This song is dedicated to Living and Extinct Tribes of California.
Between 1850-1880 settlers waged a War of Extermination against the Native tribes of California, largely paid for by the State. The title is taken straight from a Headline of the day.
The chorus is a list of tribe names. I would add Tolowa, Yurok, Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Wintun, Modoc, and more.
The last verse is a list of some of the names of
perpetrators of this horror.Serranus Hastings was the first Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. He bought land in Eden Valley. When his prize stallion was killed by the local Yuki, he used his influence to create a group of volunteers, the Eel River Rangers, led by Captain Jarboe. Over the course of four months, they killed more than 400 Yuki, and took 600 prisoners. Over a horse. This was called "chastising the Indians" for "depredations". U C Hastings College of Law bears his name today.
Seth Kinnman is a Humboldt hero, known as a builder of elk horn chairs for several Presidents. He was also personally responsible for the deaths of over 800 California Grizzly Bears. He was famous for using Native people as bait while hunting. He was a member of several volunteer units, and was the only man to come to Henry Larrabee's defence in the wake of the Indian Island Massacre..
Genocide comes in many forms. Bill Shively was not a murderer, but he helped round up the Nongatl and sent them to a reservation where they were decimated by disease and starvation.
Henry P. Larrabee was a cattle rancher in Humboldt County for a little over 6 years. He was the owner of a hatchet that he would brag about splitting 60 infant Wiyot skulls with on the night of the Indian Island Massacres. A year or so after the massacres he was hired as a guide to hunt and kill Nongatl on the State's payroll. He was one of the most evil men to walk this planet. There are beautiful places named for him where I live.
I mispronounce the Nongatl tribes name. I will correct it in a future recording.

lyrics

What's that smell
Who killed all the meat?
They poison the water
Leave us nothing to eat
They're looking for rock
that mean nothing to me.
Nowhere to hide
We've got nowhere to be
Nongatl
Sinkione
Lassik
Shasta
Chilula
Wiyot
Wailaki
Yuki
Paid by the State to Exterminate Them!
We'll have parades in your honor if you Exterminate Them!
We'll name this town after you if you Exterminate Them!
We'll be paid by the State to Exterminate Them!
DEPREDATIONS
DEPREDATIONS
DEPREDATIONS
Nongatl
Sinkione
Lassik
Shasta
Chiulla
Wiyot
Wailaki
Yuki
Paid by the State to Exterminate Them!
We'll have parades in your honor if you Exterminate Them!
We'll name this town after you if you Exterminate Them!
We'll be Paid by the State to Exterminate Them!
Manifest Destiny! It's your destiny!
Paid by the State to Exterminate Them!
Jarboe!
Kinnman!
Hastings!
Shively!
Larrabee!
Larrabee!
LARRABEE!
LARRABEE!!!!!!

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from Every Day is Sadderday, released June 3, 2017
Words and music by Sean Casement

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