Evidence of Red: Poems and Prose

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Salt, Jan 1, 2005 - Poetry - 101 pages
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Winner Of The 2006 Oklahoma Book Awards Evidence of Red: Prose and Poems rails against lost lands and lovers, heralds death and mad warriors, and celebrates a doomed love affair between Hollywood’s invented characters: “Noble Savage” and “Indian Sports Mascot.” The author, a Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma writes about modern life in America, as well as the strange and humorous encounters she’s had with Arabs in Syria, and Jews in Israel. She writes of growing up in a family of native storytellers who tell of their lives and experiences.

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Contents

IT Geography
3
The Unknown Women
9
The Chaos of Angels
23
How My Fever Broke
34
Choctalking on Other Realities
44
A Ducks Tune
61
The List We Make
71
Disneys Pocahontas Longs for Noble Savage
77
Indian Mascot Encounters Prejudice from real Indians
83
The Lie
93
Indians Never Say Goodbye
99
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About the author (2005)

LeAnne Howe, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is an author, playwright, filmmaker and scholar. Born and educated in Oklahoma, she's lectured in Japan, Jordan, Romania, and Spain. Shell Shaker, Howe's first novel, received an American Book Award in 2002 from the Before Columbus Foundation. In 2003, she was named Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year, 2002, Creative Prose. Equinoxes Rouge, the French translation for Shell Shaker is the 2004 finalist for the Prix Medici Etranger, one of France's top literary awards. Currently she is assistant professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. In September 2005, she will be an associate professor in the Departments of English, and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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