LeAnne Howe, Miko Kings

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Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story

is a unique book. LeAnne Howe, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, combines a rich variety of sources, imagination, episodes and thematic concerns into a most compelling read. At first glance, the notion of Indians and baseball may seem unusual. Moreover, a story of Indians at play, rather than warfare or involved in submissive acts of survival, is uncommon in the history of American letters and film. The audacity of LeAnne Howe to illuminate this dimension of Native life makes

Miko Kings

a worthwhile read. Her ability to weave baseball with history, tribal identity, lost love, social injustice and so many other vulnerable aspects of human interaction magnifies the importance of her work.

Miko Kings

is an Indian baseball story, but it is so…

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Citation: Hada, Ken. "Miko Kings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38838, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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