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)”

I Won’t Miss It

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 124 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher You know it’s crazy when your time is almost up and you realize that you’re already trying to forget the stuff that goes on around you.  Like for me, I am trying to put my mind in the freeContinue reading “I Won’t Miss It”

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)”

Astounding, Baffling and Irritating

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 137 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Talladega Prison, April 8, 2022 If we all were to be reasonable about the math, we’d agree, the average federal correctional officer makes a whopping 50k annually. Now it’s amazing to see this when the primary job description isContinue reading “Astounding, Baffling and Irritating”

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)”