was unsure of what was happening and she was so tired that she
could barely focus. She explained to the officers that the only
thing that she could imagine that her neighbors had to complain
about was that she had the television turned up too loud when
she fell asleep. She saw that Sergeant Wilson wasn't really buying
into what she was saying. In fact, he then asked her to produce
her ID. She walked over to her nightstand without turning her
back to the two men and kept her gun in an obvious position so
if there were any chance that they weren't legitimate she could
quickly defend herself.
she got to the nightstand she opened the top drawer and took out
her ID. She walked over and showed the two officers her FBI credentials.
They nodded their heads up and down in an acknowledgment of her
ID being in order and they thanked her. Then Sergeant Wilson asked
if they could look around the condo to confirm her story that
she was alone. She agreed to that, but since she was so disoriented
and tired she asked to go along as she was still unsure about
the three of them walked from room to room it became apparent
to the police officers that there was no evidence of any type
of altercation. Everything was in a neat and arranged order, there
were no visible signs of any struggle or fight and there was clearly
no one else in the home with Jennifer. They looked puzzled, but
apologized and then after a little more chit chat left.
sat down on her couch and put her head into her hands. She was
just so exhausted and nothing was making sense. She once again
glanced at the eagle feather now emblazoned on her chest and it
was still there. It was still hot to her touch. Everything felt
so weird and she felt completely out of sorts. As she sat there
trying to make sense of these things a thought just seemed to
pop into her mind. It was the name, "Sonny Boy." All
of a sudden she had a clear recollection of a recent Native American
potential terrorist activity alert from out in South Dakota that
had included the name, "Sonny Boy." Jennifer couldn't
remember exactly what she had seen or read, but she did remember
something about it and how it had struck her oddly.
immediately took out her Bureau laptop computer and accessed her
department's database. She went right to the recent code red bulletins
related to Native American activities and quickly found what she
had remembered. The FBI infiltrates most communities where it
is suspected that potential violent activities may flare up and
they always have one or two of what are known as deep cover agents
on a couple of the Reservations. Agents at the Pine Ridge and
Sisseton Reservations had reported a strange request from this
previously unknown Native American. These previous unknown had
come unannounced to demand that tribal leaders send specific tribal
representatives to a special place where they would be picked
up, blindfolded and taken to another secure location for a special
meeting with what had been described as The Tribe of the Eagle
and was supposedly fulfilling an ancient prophecy.
is one part that had caused Jennifer to shake her head in disbelief
because it had seemed at the time to be an incredibly strange
parallel to what her Granddad had described to her many years
ago. Jennifer had always imagined the story about the Eagle and
the Snake as having been some ancient legend. But as she reviewed
these top secret documents she became even more uncomfortable.
The man who had come to those particular reservations representing
The Tribe of the Eagle had been a man named Sonny Boy. The agents
noted that Sonny Boy seemed to appear out of nowhere with no past
and no explanation of where he had grown up. It had also been
reported that Sonny Boy had shot and killed two men who had questioned
his words and as a result he had immediately been put on the departments
top ten most wanted list. There was a picture of him in the report.
He was obviously Native American and he was wearing no shirt.
Beyond her ability to comprehend she saw that Sonny Boy bore many
tattoos, but there was a tattoo on his right chest that was in
the form of an eagle feather. As she enlarged the picture on her
computer screen she realized that he had eagle feather looked
exactly like the one that she had just discovered on her own chest.
began to shake and her mind seemed to be thinking a thousand thoughts
all at one time. She kept saying to herself, "Is this real
or am I dreaming?" She just couldn't get to a point where
she felt grounded. Instead she kept feeling uneasy. She cried
out for her Grandfather, but there was no reply.
quickly accessed the top secret files that contained the names
and cell phone numbers of all agents involved in the Native American
infiltration program. She looked up the name of the agent who
had filed the report and even though it was extremely late there
she couldn't wait another minute to get additional information.
She knew that the telephone call wasn't secure since it was his
cell phone, but she would instruct him to go online and use the
secure interagency web communication system.
the agent answered the phone she gave him the code that identified
who she was and followed that with the code for him to go online
immediately. He hung up and she watched her computer screen for
his screen name, "Invisible Spirit" to appear.
a matter of minutes his screen name appeared and she sent him
an Instant Message, "Invisible Spirit, please give update
on the one known as Sonny Boy." Invisible Spirit wrote back,
"Sonny Boy has left the area and taken tribal elders and
medicine men. I tried to follow but was unable. Tried to hookup
with global positioning to follow them but was also unable."
Jennifer thought for a moment and then asked him what he thought
was happening. The agent replied that many in the warrior's society
had felt that this was the real deal. He said that they felt as
though Sonny Boy was a messenger from the Tribe of the Eagle and
the long awaited message of the one named Redman was about to
was stunned. She was amazed that this agent spoke so nonchalantly
about something that she was sure was only a legend. She then
continued with another Instant Message asking him if he really
believed in that story. He said that he had heard it as a young
boy and had thought that it was just some old legend, but there
was no other explanation that he could come up with as to what
was happening. Then she thanked him and signed off. As she began
to shut down her secured Internet connection with the agent an
eagle feather appeared across the middle of her screen. Her eyes
bulged open wide and she let out a sound of fright.
could not sleep anymore that night and went into the office early
the next day. She looked up other agents and saw that many similar
reports had been filed from several other Reservations. She couldn't
remember everything about the Eagle and the Snake so she went
online and saw the legend listed. She clicked onto it and began
to read. She read the entire story and then remembered her Granddad
telling her more that included the information about the original
formation of the Tribe of the Eagle and how they went off into
the mountains to await Redman's signal. She located that story
(The Eagle and the Snake - Redman Speaks) and read about how the
tribe was assembled. She thought out loud, "It's just a legend!"
But she could not deny the events of the previous evening.
deep sickening feeling began to over come Jennifer. It felt like
a sensation of something crawling over her skin starting with
a tingling sensation on top of her head and then it slowly started
crawling down her back and went all the way to the bottom of her
feet. She knew at that moment that the vision was real and that
she was the little girl that the eagle had been yelling at to
make a difference. There really was a Sonny Boy. There really
was a Tribe of the Eagle. A decision of war or peace had already
been made and the plan was beginning to unfold. She alone, out
of the entire white world had the information about what was happening
in the western United States and the potential for violence that
it could be bringing.
was now in conflict with all her training. She remembered the
horrible things that she had been told by her Granddad and others
and the things that she had read about what had happened to the
Native Americans. She was sick to her stomach. She wondered why
all those terrible things had been allowed to go on. Why their
lands had to be stolen. Why they had been treated with no dignity.
Why their women and children had to be killed so mercilessly and
why there had been no outrage about it. She wondered how the people
of America could have just overlooked all these terrible things
and acted like they never even happened. She slowly became enraged
at these thoughts. These thoughts were the only truth. They really
happened. They really still happen. Jennifer knew that she held
secrets that would benefit the ones who needed it the most. She
knew that she must find Sonny Boy and help answer Redman's cry,
whatever it might be. She made a heartfelt commitment to do whatever
it took to right the wrongs of many generations. She knew it was
her destiny and she was ready to answer the call.
Part 13 To Be Continued