I got an old tin lamp and an iron ring, and went out in the woods and rubbed and rubbed till I sweat like an Injun, calculating to build a palace and sell it; but it warn’t no use, none of the genies come.
“Ben, I’d like to, honest injun; but Aunt Polly — well, Jim wanted to do it, but she wouldn’t let him; Sid wanted to do it, and she wouldn’t let Sid.
Well, the Injun boy had the raven tied up, and was all the time plaguing it and starving it, and she pitied the po’ thing, and tried to buy it from the boy, and the tears was in her eyes.
We learned about the explorers with their `coon skin caps and hatred of authority,following the old Injun trails into the hills; the pioneers with their strict family values, skittish girls, randy boys, and blood- and thunder Bibles; the starred sheriffs and their deputies, the corrupt judges and bullying cattle barons, the `baccy-chewing wiseacres and the blind preachers, the good-time saloon gals with their frills, garters and feathers giving the stranger in town a come on pout; the dualists in the sun, the widow and the drunken doctor, the good in white and the bad in black; and the Sioux, the Apache and the Comanche Indians, whose loss, sorrow,and doomed bravery made it all possible And this year marks the 100thanniversary of the first western.
When I Hold You in My Arms and Don’t Say You Love Me are poignant, not to say downright soppy, reveries while Going Home is a full-blown epic, based on the sort of pounding tom-tom beat that used to denote Injun sequences in pre-PC westerns and featuring a raging guitar solo that is abruptly truncated after nine minutes here but will doubtless be extended into several periods of extra time on tour.
Proving less is more, best scene has Vickie lecturing her son on the hawk-nosed Injun caricature on his Little League jersey.
* Remember that little injun‘ guy from Hollywood’s fantasy flick The Indian in the Cupboard?
According to Diamond, originally from Waskaganish, Que., the humor in Reel Injun is what has made his film a success.
Among his captors is disabled Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale) who forms an unlikely friendship with Wade while escorting him through Injun country.
new year following the success of Honest Injun in the seven-furlong maiden.
Green Peppers- (featuring Justin Currie) Honest injun
Del Amitri’s Justin Currie sings on the Green Peppers song Honest Injun, and the band feature ex-Soup Dragons guitarist, Jim McCulloch, who enjoyed a Top 10 hit with his band’s cover of The Rolling Stones song I’m Free.