On lp Ira Hayes And Other Ballads. Nargaset Indian, rodeo rider, boxer, actor, painter, chanachee, poet, novelist, singer songwriter and out and out advocate for Native American rights. He cut a new version in '65 for Folkways album On The Warpath. (see also: Drums)
Ira Hayes was the American Pima Indian who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima, immortalized in the famous picture (by Joe Rosenthal), model of a monumental bronze on Arlington National Cemetery. He came back as a hero, even co-starred in a few Hollywood films along with John Wayne, but when the attention wained, the drinking began and he ended up as so many of his people in the gutter.