Might it be by Robbie Robertson?
It’s a while since I listened to his solo stuff, but maybe it’s a track on Music for the Native Americans or Redboy… I’m sure he did a ‘Wounded Knee’ song on one of his releases.
But when I read the thread title, I did think Buffy St.Marie!
I’m not being artcastic, but did you try to enter any of the lyrics (and the lyrics from your other four or five posts) into Google or another search engine? I’ve found songs that way just from a snatch of the lyrics.
Thanks; yep, tried multiple search engines, and different music sites, and usenet over the last several years. Tracked down 30-40+ songs/artists that way. Amazing what you can turn up with just 3 or 4 words.
These five songs are the last. They’re all pre-1995, so they may not have made it into the web. So I’m gradually getting old-fashioned in my search – need to know something? – ask someone for the answer.