All For the Right to Pray (24)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 24 – Arrested With No Charges By Ghost Dancer On May 11, 1995, after a little more than a month of leisurely travels in our motorhome with our wolves and towing Cat’s car, I was arrested at the border as we attempted to cross into Alaska. Once I arrivedContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (24)”

All For the Right to Pray (22)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 22 – Fateful Journey By Ghost Dancer In early 1995 word got to me that many of the Sun Dance chiefs, elders and teachers in Canada had been murdered by the authorities in Canada. They had planted explosives on the Sun Dance grounds and sacred ceremonial grounds so thatContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (22)”

All For the Right to Pray (21)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 21 – A Beautiful New Life By Ghost Dancer During these early days our two wolves came into our lives. It was a true blessing that they chose to stay with us and share their lives. One day after I came home from laying brick for 15 hours, CatContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (21)”

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 (1)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 1 – Ghost Dancer Speaks to the Court On September 1, 1995 after a mere two-day trial in the Federal Court, Northern District of Florida and on the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence, a Native American man known as Thunder Eagle Ghost Dancer was found guilty of robbingContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (1)”

The Eagle

When you look at this drawing of the Eagle I would like for you to see beyond the art and understand all that was going on that inspired it. In the early 1990’s, I was locked up at the notoriously infamous Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, commonly known in the system as “The Bottom.” Administrators ofContinue reading “The Eagle”

Prison of Inflexibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (6) By Ghost Dancer Dec. 2019 – We had a good lodge today. It was around the mid 20’s this AM with the winds blowing at the lodge. Felt nice and fresh, and yes kind of cool too. Most folks now days try to cover themselves with clothing to lookContinue reading “Prison of Inflexibility”

LONG ROAD HOME (18)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 18 Gonna Be Days Like This If it wasn’t for Mike Lunsford who gave me the “smuggle buggy” as we named the walker he gave me – and that medical eventually authorized me to have – I would have had a lot more problems, even more painContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (18)”

Women’s Role, Women’s Power

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 9 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Women today have lost or forgotten their true roles and purposes that used to be. In the old days, everything revolved by and through the women. A child was a member of the mother’s clan. Her blood was all that mattered, not the father’s.Continue reading “Women’s Role, Women’s Power”

LONG ROAD HOME (15)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 15 Finally a New Circle April 30, 2019, I arrived in Talladega about 9am, and went thru the usual check-in routine, interviews and unit assignments. I’m told they have me assigned to Gamma-Beta Unit but it’s full so they’re going to house me in Delta till spaceContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (15)”