Title

"The Lord and the Center of the Farthest": Ezol’s Journal as Tribalography in LeAnne Howe’s Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2014

Publication Title

Studies in American Indian Literatures

Volume

26

Issue

2

First page number:

40

Last page number:

54

Abstract

In the documentary Playing Pastime, Choctaw author LeAnne Howe says, “For two centuries American Indians fought genocide, negotiated Indian identity, and struggled against cultural assimilation, all the while playing ball in the fields of their ancestors. How did American Indians become the mascots for a sport they may have invented? This is the story of playing pastime” (Fortier and Howe). Comparable themes run through Howe’s novel Miko Kings, a story of Indian Territory baseball set in Ada, Oklahoma, covering a nonlinear period from 1888 through 2007.

Keywords

American literature--Indian authors; Assimilation (Sociology); Baseball; Genocide; Indians of North America; Oklahoma--Indian Territory

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Indigenous Studies | Literature in English, North America | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1353/ail.2014.0024

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