Donald Maughn was born in Coventry in the UK. He used to be with a group called the Sorrows in the 1960s, but he is remembered for his one hit wonder solo record called Indian Reservation from 1970 getting to No. 3 in the UK charts. The song was a million seller.
His song was in fact a cover version of the song, as it was originally done by John D Loudermilk who also wrote Tobacco Road and Ebony Eyes. He also had a No. 31 hit in the UK in the 1960s.
The song tells the story of American Indians being forced from their homes and their birth land in 1830 after orders from the then President Andrew Jackson. There have been many versions of the song, and lyrics do change a little from each performer.
Marvin Rainwater had a 1959 hit with it, but called it The Pale Faced Indian. And in 1971 the Raiders had another version of it that went to No. 1 in the U.S.