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« on: 11 April 2005, 08:21:00 »

Chief Mahon, leader of the Néz Pérce Gorbas, delivered the following surrender speech in 1947 b.S to Lord Déárán, Principal Imperial Appraiser to Eastern Zhun, when his tribe was caught between two imperial legions. The 1947 letter, as the speech later began to be called, is highly reminiscent of the Zhunite Council's brutal treatment of the "blue beasts"



Tell General Garvaos I know his heart. What he told me before, I have buried in my roots. We are tired of fighting. The clan heads are killed. Sharp Tongue is dead. Hooltohoté is dead. The shamans are dead. It is young men who say yes or no. He who led the young is dead. He who led the storm is dead. We have no wind. The will of the ancestors is lost.

The caverns are sealed by blue burning light. The woods don’t let us pass. Shadows walk among the trees. The rock-souls snatch at our feet. The mud eats our babies. The waters have turned sour green. It is cold and we have no pelts. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run to the hills and have no pelts, no food: no one where they are – perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead.

Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired, the roots are sick. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.



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