The single was the first international release from Cher's album Half-Breed. The song tells the story of a young woman who is half white and half Cherokee. The song describes the troubles she faced, and the racism she experienced. White people often called her "Indian squaw" and the Native Americans never accepted her as one of their own, telling her that she was "white by law". In 1973, "Half-Breed" topped the United States Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, becoming Cher's second number one hit and second Gold single. The song was a number one hit in Canada, a Top 10 hit in Sweden, and a Top 20 hit in Norway. In Germany and the United Kingdom, the song did not chart.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxoWto09Oyg] Love the song and the performance from The Sonny & Cher Show! From Wikipedia: