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Author Oscar Hokeah showcases Cherokee, Kiowa and Mexican heritage in 'Calling for a Blanket Dance'

Author Oscar Hokeah. (Dalton Perse)
Author Oscar Hokeah. (Dalton Perse)

Oscar Hokeah has spent almost 20 years working with at-risk Native American youth. He brings that experience and his own growing up as a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma to his debut novel “Calling for a Blanket Dance.”

Hokeah joins Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson to talk about the book.

The cover of “Calling for a Blanket Dance.” (Courtesy)

Book excerpt: ‘Calling for a Blanket Dance’

By Oscar Hokeah 

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