BALLAD OF IRA HAYES

Latest update on 05/12/2009

Artist: Peter LaFarge
Author: Peter LaFarge
Label: Columbia
Year: 1962

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)

Covers:

1964:

Johnny Cash [n°3 C&W]

1969:

Townes Van Zandt [at Carnegy Hall; sometimes regarded as a Native American too]

1973:

Bob Dylan

1976:

Kinky Friedman

1983:

Hazel Dickens

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.

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