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 (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)”

All For the Right to Pray (3)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 3 – Growing Up in Florida By Ghost Dancer My mother, born Mary Joyce Beavers, was and always has been, a happy-go-lucky person who loves life and loves having fun. She has always been a buffer to the world around me and all of her children. WeContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (3)”

All For the Right to Pray (2)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 2 – Invitation to My Nene Cate (Red Road) By Ghost Dancer The story I bring to you, dear reader, is about my personal journey and some of the wisdom and insights I have been given over a lifetime. Hopefully my story will resonate with something insideContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (2)”

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)”

Miracles Do Happen

By Ghost Dancer – Letter to Facebook Friends February 9, 2022 Hi everyone, Just wanted to let everyone know that our prayers have been answered. On Tuesday, an anonymous someone with a true compassionate heart came forth and purchased a beautiful “gently used” GMC Terrain for us. This vehicle is completely paid for. Even theContinue reading “Miracles Do Happen”

Beginning Life All Over

By Ghost Dancer – Letter to Facebook friends Hi Everyone,  I ask each of you to please take the time to read this and hear directly from me what it feels like being free! Thank You! It will soon be 4 months since my compassionate release was granted and I would love to speak to youContinue reading “Beginning Life All Over”

LONG ROAD HOME (4)

TALKING DONKEY – I gave Jimmy the name “Donkey,” used to tell him he was the only talking donkey in North America. He was just an old white man who had no business in my world of prisons and politics and gangs and such. He used to come with me out to the lodge and sit at the picnic table while we had our sweats. Jimmy was a good man.