William McCarty, comp. The American National Song Book. 1842.
The Winnebagoes Sigh
The detachment of troops that was sent to superintend the removal of the Winnebagoe Indians, having arrived at their principal village on the Wisconsin river, the order was given them to prepare for their departure in a week. A youthful hunter, the favourite of his tribe, on hearing the order proclaimed, ran to his lodge, and throwing himself on the floor in a paroxysm of despair, refused all sustenance, and before the preparations for the journey were completed, he expired.