Written by folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie
, this is the theme song to the 1970 movie Soldier Blue
, which depicts the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre - a brutal attack on the Cheyenne and Arapaho village by the Colorado State Militia. Ever hear of the movie? If you're from the US, probably not – and there's a reason for that. "No one knows Soldier Blue
in North America. I can guarantee you won't find three people in the US who know it. It was taken out of the theaters after a few days," Sainte-Marie told The Guardian
. "Why? What year did Soldier Blue
come out? 1970? Oh, that'll be Richard Nixon."