The Sioux Chiefs did not want to feed their people grass and dung
as the shopkeeper suggested so they declared war on the US.
After leaving the dead clerk with a mouth full of grass
they went on to kill somewhere between 1 and 800 settlers and soldiers,
but don’t worry
justice was served when 38 Sioux men were hung – all at once
to make a point that could not be misunderstood, next time
eat the grass and dung.
The title is from a line in Culture and the Universe by Simon J. Ortiz