All For the Right to Pray (20)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 20 – Miracles, Cleansing, Healing By Ghost Dancer Unheard of parole granted on February 9, 1994 When my parole hearing came up in February 1994, I was already fighting my convictions in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Then a miracle happened. I will share that miracleContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (20)”

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 (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 ( 8 )

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 8 – The Horseman – Misty 1 By Ghost Dancer The year I turned 13, my stepdad sold our home in Ocala and we bought a small ranch in West Anthony, which is known as horse country. We had plenty of room for pastures, so allContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray ( 8 )”

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 (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)”