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About Howe’s Books

Choctalking On Other Realities, Aunt Lute Books, 2013

Seeing Red, Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film, MSUP, 2013

Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story, Aunt Lute Books, 2007

Miko Kings

Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story is an homage to the dusty roads and wind-blown diamonds of America’s first moving picture about baseball, His Last Game. Just as Henri Day and his team, the Miko Kings, are poised to win the 1907 Twin Territories’ Pennant against their archrivals, the Seventh Cavalrymen from Fort Sill, pitcher Hope Little Leader finds himself embroiled in a plot that will destroy him and the Indian team. Only the town’s chimeric postal clerk, Ezol Day, understands the outcome of Hope’s last game and how it will affect Indians and baseball for the next four generations.

Set in Indian Territory that is about to become part of Oklahoma, Miko Kings tells of the turbulent days before statehood when white settlers and gamblers are swindling the Indians out of their land and what has already happened will change its course. “They’re stories that travel now as captured light in someone else’s telescope,” Ezol Day will tell the woman who should have been her granddaughter. In Miko Kings, LeAnne Howe bends the pitch of time to return us to the roots of a national game.

Buy the Novel
Aunt Lute Books

Reviews of Miko Kings

Minneapolis/St. Paul Citypages – Review
Critical Mass: Blog of the NBCC Board of Directors – Review
Yellow Medicine River Review – download pdf
Metro Silicon Valley – Review
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer 07 Book List – Recommendation
Reader reviews at Goodreads

In the News

San Francisco Chronicle – British publisher touts American Indian Poets
Kearney Hub – Cranes do their thing; writers watch in awe
Indian Country Today – Personal journey ignites ‘Spiral’ documentary
Minority Reporter (Rochester, NY) – Native Americans Invented Baseball?
The Daily Illini – America Indians Involved Around the World in “Choctalking”
The News-Gazette – UI prof, playwright mines ‘truth in fiction’ in one-woman show

Readings and Radio Interviews

Focus 580 with David Inge – Interview
Native America Calling – February 2008 Book of the Month. Listen here
Live from Prairie Lights, Reading and Interview – WSUI download MP3 here
Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn – Interview
Studio 360, WNYC – “Take Me to Your Leader” – Interview


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Trail of Cheers
Sunday Salon, NYC – September 2008 Reading (partial)

Find Out More

About LeAnne Howe
American Indians in Baseball
Native American, Native, American Indian, or Indian? That is the question.

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