Police charged Hartman Deetz, 31, of Mashpee and Dylan Lach, 22 of Sagamore with assault and battery on a police officer, trespassing, and disorderly conduct in connection with the saga that began at about 9:20 p.m.
“Hartman Deetz and Dylan Lach got into a struggle with the officer who was on hand for the event,” said Sgt. Rick Fuller. “There were two females with them who became very vocal and refused to leave at the request of the officer.”
White Eagle said that Hartman was especially vocal to her.
“They called me an wannabe and said I was ripping people off,” White Eagle said about their references to a Native American garb she wore, the admission price to the ceremony, and a two-day workshop that was held over the weekend at Chapman.
wicked local should get both sides if it is truly objective
any one no matter what faith should know a scam when people are charged up to 300 dollars a head to pray or gather for peace
these things should never be tainted with money
Bonnie Singleton 2008-04-09T20:57:44
The only crime committed in Weymouth on April 4th was the Whirling Rainbow gathering. It's a shame that gigantic "Grandmother Drum" wasn't set on fire. White Eagle Medicine Woman is no more a spiritual leader than my cat is.
B. Paddles Upstream 2008-04-09T21:12:08
Whirling Rainbow Gathering and their "Leader" is another example of Cultural Theft and Fraud of our Native Culture, that is the crime that happened on April 4th. Native People around Turtle Island needs to speak out about these frauds.
We should suspect anyone called Wolf Moon Dancer, Soaring Hawk Spirit, or White Eagle Medicine Woman. Names like these are almost never genuine.
For more on the subject, see Indian Wannabes.