Ndn horseman, out and out~ Corruption lies behind Leonards incarceration, ~ This,
we all ~ Know. The exact details, really, are neither here nor there. What of his lineage ! Lakota, Dakota, Cherokee, Apache, Navajo, Black foot, Comanche, Nez Perce , Iroquois ..... All NATIVE, all brave, beautiful, ~ Proud, Indian peoples, trampled underfoot like curs. At this point in time further distinction is irrelevant. I know " Sundance " well enough. no one is expected to remain lashed to the tree indefinitely. I have the greatest of respect for Leonard, yet in ~ No way, no matter how stoically he grits his teeth, would I attempt to condone a flagrant infringement of injustice against this man. Ndn horseman, enuff said, indeed, by your mere few words you would condemn us all. I say, CUT THE MAN FREE ! he has had ~ Enough, as have we ~ All, all of us, had it to the hilt ! Your choice is your own, Ndn, you may live by
whatever custom you so decree, but if its influence threatens the well being of the people then it has had its day. Sundance was devised in a completely different era, performed with an entirely different mindset, to serve values which were ~ Enriching, to the tribe. I will not see its significance used today to further abuse the freedom and rights of the native people. The one and only objective to which we all strive is the re - claiming of our Power, this we ~ Can, do, without the need for violence, loss of selfhood or liberty.