All For the Right to Pray (18)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 18 – When Love Stepped In By Ghost Dancer What the prison officials didn’t understand was that by keeping me in this utter isolation, they were truly allowing me to tap into my inner spirit to find the strength and power available to me. When these tacticsContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (18)”

All For the Right to Pray (17)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 17 – Eleven Years in Hell By Ghost Dancer After my return to the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1984, they tried to use loop holes in the Religious Freedom Act to deny me my religious rights once  again. I wasn’t asking for much – the rightContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (17)”

All For the Right to Pray (16)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 16 – Treachery in High Places By Ghost Dancer On the day of my arrest, August 5, 1981, I had just dropped my so-called wife off at her aunt’s house in Pensacola with a rental trailer loaded with her belongings. I had never been to thisContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (16)”

All For the Right to Pray (15)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 15 – Power in the Law By Ghost Dancer Only twice have I ever been allowed to represent a case in court during a trial. Both times I won. The first was on my right to pray, wear long hair, have a pipe ceremony, and myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (15)”

All For the Right to Pray (14)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 14 – When Life Came Undone By Ghost Dancer When I was 16 years old my dad signed for me to enlist in the U.S. Navy. A big part of this decision was to get away from the woman I had been forced to marry atContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (14)”

All For the Right to Pray (13)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 13 – The Spiritual Reawakening of the People By Ghost Dancer Today, if you asked most people what they know about the American Indian Movement or AIM, you would most likely get a blank look. For those who have heard about AIM, their impression would mostContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (13)”

All For the Right to Pray (12)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 12 – South Dakota Summers – AIM By Ghost Dancer By the time I reached my early teens, I had been working all kinds of jobs for years and always saved my money so was able to buy a good motorcycle. None of my family knewContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (12)”

All For the Right to Pray (11)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 11 – The Horseman – Sachem and Me 2 By Ghost Dancer Like me, Sachem was born out of time, out of place, and was trying his best to remain true to his own spirit in a world that would not allow that. He did notContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (11)”

All For the Right to Pray (10)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 10 – The Horseman – Sachem and Me By Ghost Dancer After Misty was killed, I went to stay with my dad in Alabama for a while to get a grip on my emotions, then returned to my family in Florida. One day, a man cameContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (10)”

All For the Right to Pray (9)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 9 – The Horseman – Misty 2 By Ghost Dancer At that time, I was in the 7th grade. One day I went to school and caught the son of another rancher down the road and two other bullies picking on a young girl with disabilitiesContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (9)”