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Chapter 20

On The Rosebud – Crow Dog’s Camp — May, 1974 The hills were teeming with young teenage braves with rifles. It was just months after the Wounded Knee uprising incident. My ticket to enter the ‘camp’ was Lame Deer’s personal … Continue reading

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Chapter 19

First Stop – Lame Deer — April–May, 1974 I was determined to visit Lame Deer, an Oglala Sioux Holy Man. His book, Lame Deer; Seeker of Visions, enamored me. He lived in ‘Indian Town’, Winner, South Dakota, near the Rosebud … Continue reading

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Chapter 18

Alaska On My Mind — Late April, 1974 Yearning to homestead in Alaska, much preparation was given to realizing this desire. I corresponded with Alaskan hippies, saved almost $2,000, bought a truck, built a camper, and away I went, north … Continue reading

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Chapter 17

Wausaukee Road — April, 1973–April, 1974 After having secured a full-time job, for the first time in three years, I rented an old farmhouse in a nearby rural area. There I sewed yet another tipi, a bigger one, and lived … Continue reading

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Chapter 16

John’s Place — March, 1973 Back in my hometown of Grafton, I was allowed to ‘crash’ in a newly found friends basement. People listened intently as I shared my almost unbelievable stories with old and new friends. A half-hearted attempt … Continue reading

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Chapter 15

Bemidji, Minnesota — September, 1972–January, 1973 En route to Wisconsin via Manitoba, I met a hippie wanna-be who offered to let me put my tipi up on his land near Lake Bemidji. Bemidji, Minnesota, the “ice-box” of the nation. This … Continue reading

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Chapter 14

Heading Back Home — September, 1972 California had accomplished in me what it had to, so late in the summer of ’72, I made plans to go back to Wisconsin and set up my tipi there.

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Chapter 14

Heading Back Home — September, 1972 California had accomplished in me what it had to, so late in the summer of ’72, I made plans to go back to Wisconsin and set up my tipi there.

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Chapters 12 & 13

Ben Lomond & The Santa Cruz Mountains & Tipi Madness — October, 1971–August, 1972 While motoring through the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, on a beautiful September day I ventured onto a rustic cottage for rent. And so … Continue reading

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Chapter 11

Detour, San Jose — July–September, 1971 Unfortunate mishaps landed me in San Jose, California and seemed to follow me closely behind, but happily I was introduced to natural foods and a more ‘back-to-earth’ lifestyle. Music failed me here.

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