Let it also be known that Rolling Thunder’s share of the profits from Studies with The Wizard and everything else we have done together will go to his rightful heirs.
This would of course, be his Cherokee/Shoshone Indian family.
Anything and everything regarding native ceremonies has been deleted.
People have told me that a book is on the market containing some of the stories, altered slightly from the original tapes all of which were in fact copyrighted in 1991. This would be before the compiler and subject ever met. It is because it was also predicted that our spiritual ways would not only be marketed but put in front of the courts that I chose not to put us all through that unless it became necessary to defend myself, at which point I suppose I would recover some of that which has been taken. There are worse faults than a weakness for women, it’s long forgiven. What he told me about that early on was “You know what the problem is around here, Elk? I don’t have Spotted Fawn to protect me any more.”
It was also predicted that neither the selling of the medicine nor putting our spiritual ways subject to the courts would work.
After the Freedom of Religion Lawsuit to defend sacred lands at Big Mountain was lost in the Summer of 2001, a controversial Sun Dance arbor which was brought in by Lakota activists was thrown into a wood chipper on August 17th of 2001. I happened to be visiting a traditional family outside of Flagstaff at the time and will never forget the looks in their eyes.
Although I find it much less confusing to stay with that passed down to me by my own tribe and family, it was obvious to me that so many prayers, blood, sweat and tears were put into it that something of great horror was bound to happen. What followed was the tragedy of 9-11. Neither event nor those involved were in any way related except of course on the spiritual level where
all things are related.
My friends who are Sun Dancers pray for “A Circle of Protection” around this land.
In this I am one with all Sun Dancers.
We remain united in this prayer.
All things are my relations.
 Awi Equa