XIT (4) ‎– Plight Of The Redman

Spalax ‎– 14289, Spalax ‎– CD 14289
CD, Album, Reissue


1 Beginning 4:25
2 At Peace 4:21
3 I Was Raised 2:56
4 I Am Happy About You 7:05
5 The Coming Of The Whiteman 3:56
6 War Cry 2:46
7 Someday 4:02
8 End 3:54

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Catalogue number variations are: 14289 on cover art, CD 14289 on CD.
Housed in a digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3429020142892

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R-536L XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(LP, Album) Rare Earth R-536L US 1972 Sell This Version
SOAR-101 XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Sound Of America Records SOAR-101 US 1989 Sell This Version
AK 392 XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(CD, Album, RE) Akarma AK 392 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
SGTML 15 XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(LP, Album) Tamla Motown SGTML 15 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
SOAR 101 XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(CD, Album) Sound Of America Records SOAR 101 Canada 1999 Sell This Version


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February 16, 2011

XIT was originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Members include founder and Native American Music Award winner Tom Bee, (writer of lyrics on Plight of the Redman). The original group were A. Michael Martinez (singer and lead guitar on Plight), Mac Suazo (narrator and bass on Plight), Lee Herrerra (drums on Plight), and R. C. Garriss (2nd lead guitar on Plight).

"XIT" stands for "crossing of Indian Tribes", according to Tom Bee.[1] Their music often addresses themes of historic and contemporary Native American issues. Their initial recording, 1972's Plight of the Redman, is a concept album about the changes in Native American life since the arrival of Columbus.