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 (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)”

All For the Right to Pray (4)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 4 – Growing Up in the Alabama Mountains By James Johnson My father, James Johnson, lost his own father when he was fourteen years old. One of a large farm family, he had to work to help his family survive so he never had much opportunity forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (4)”

What is Freedom? (2)

More Thoughts On the Meaning of Freedom & Love By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, 2014 – What is it that truly makes us free?         When I stop and think of what really makes us free, I reflect back upon my life seeing my grandfathers, grandmothers, and the other creations. I rememberContinue reading “What is Freedom? (2)”

Daily Prayer

Written and Gifted to the People of Perdido Bay Tribe By Ghost Dancer February 2014 Dedicated in honor of Micco Bobby Johns Bearheart ~~~ Mvscogee & English Language ~~~ PBT VTEHKVLKE OMVLKV NETTV MEKUSVPETV PUCASE HESAKETV POHETV VNMEKUSVPKV MOCV -NETTV V’NE EM-POHETV CEME EM MERRETV OMVLKV PUNAKE EM MVTTETV V’NE EM-POHETV CEME VNE-EKVS ESTOFIS HECETVContinue reading “Daily Prayer”

Ghost Dancer’s Holiday Message

December 2014 – During this season of holidays so many people celebrate whatever beliefs and customs they choose. It is especially important that all people respect everyone else’s beliefs and remember the main purpose for all is to share and celebrate LOVE; to share the Love of Family, of Life, and being given so muchContinue reading “Ghost Dancer’s Holiday Message”

Ribbon Dance

The Creeks and Their Dances (10) By Ghost Dancer The ceremonial grounds are the backbone of all Southeastern Creek peoples. Before the removal there were numerous towns and each town had its own ceremonial grounds, the place where tribal members practiced their religious ceremonies. The Ribbon Dance is the most important dance of all among SoutheasternContinue reading “Ribbon Dance”

War Dance

The Creeks and Their Dances (9) By Ghost Dancer Now many of you have never heard the sounds or seen a more exotic and exciting dance than the war dance. In the old, old days the sound would cause such a great excitement in any town, but there is lots to talk about before weContinue reading “War Dance”

Eagle Dances

The Creeks and Their Dances (8) By Ghost Dancer Most people associate the Eagle Dance style with other tribes, mostly those from the western states or plains peoples. I would like to talk about the Southeastern tribes and their relationship to the eagle and what the eagle is renowned for. To Southeastern Native peoples, theContinue reading “Eagle Dances”