LeAnne Howe: Miko Kings (2297 words)

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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 …

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 24 February 2021.]

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