The Susquehannock Tribe of Florida.
Is dedicated to restore true native American spirituality. By facilitating a tribal structure, ceremonies and rituals that help people to come at their full capacity, so that they can walk a path of beauty.
Chief Piercing Eyes
The revival of the tribe started with the vision of Chief Piercing Eyes.
He wanted to make able a way to live an authentic spiritual path based on the spiritual principles of the Native Americans. A tribe that is open to everybody who is dedicated to walk a spiritual path. Not depending on race, mixed blood or … Also not stuck to a form for the form sake but an authentic revival by shaping the tribe as it always have been done through visions and dreaming.
He dedicated himself completely to this mission supported by his wife early spring. He was also co-founder of the PAIA Pan American Indian Association. When he retired he asked Dancing Thunder to become the principal chief of the Florida Susquehannock tribe and restore it into a full tribe again.
Chief Dancing Thunder took this on and started to bring people back to their full potential. If you want anything real to happen that is what needs to be done first.
Slowly this takes form now and this is expressed by the forming of medicine societies.
Lately everything started to go faster and the medicine wheel of the tribe is starting to grow bigger and bigger. Now people are joining the ceremonies and teachings from six different countries in Europe
The Montana project
Since 2009 the Montana project initiated. The Montana project is initiated as a way to bring back the original teachings and ceremonies in their full strength to the native people who are willing. It is seen as a part of fulfilling the prophecies as transferred by the Algonquian prophets. That now is the time to bring back these ancient wisdom and start to live in more harmonic way with the Earth. It is now needed more then ever.
Principal Chief Piercing Eyes Pen, a direct descendant of the Susquehannock, had a vision and began to band people together that wanted to walk a true path of the people.
Today there are several Tribes of Susquehannock scattered throughout Turtle Island . There is a known tribe in Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio and Alabama.
"The Alabama Branch of the Susquehannock Tribe/Church of Native Spirituality was established in 1976 and is affiliated with the Pan American Indian Association also it has been recognized by the federal government to operate as a Tribal Church."
"It was decided that we would not affiliate ourselves with the bureaucratic scrutiny of any Federal or State Indian Affairs Associations (i.e.: BIA, etc.) , we are dedicated to practicing a true Native American Spiritual Path."
Early Spring partner of Chief Piercing Eyes
Chief Dancing Thunder is a Medicine Man and Grand Sachem of the Susquehannock Tribe in Florida.
For over 40 years he has worked as a healer, ceremonial leader, teacher and medicine man.
Dancing Thunder holds sweatlodge rituals and spirit boat journeys and gives traditional teachings about the medicine wheel and healing techniques. Dancing Thunder has a fantastic sense of humor and his teachings are based on authentic, traditional knowledge that was passed down directly by his family and ancestors.
He was chosen to bring back lost knowledge to North America and Europe. His wisdom is rooted in the knowledge of the hunters of the Ice Age. Dancing Thunder was born into a family of healers and "men and women of knowledge." His grandmothers were both medicine women and his father was a "man of knowledge". His mother is a healer and seer. Dancing Thunder is the founder of the "Dream Time Healing" and Chairman of the Foundation of the Medicine Way. He was adopted by the Shoshone and is a member of the Pan-American Indian Association.