Oscar Hokeah

The Adventures of a Literary Journey

Pretend Friends to Indians: Neo-Liberal Colonization of Native American Identites

The multifarious toxicity of racism.  Some may think that if someone says, “Oh, I love those In’dins,” and shakes our hands and stands next to us, gives us a hug, that … Continue reading

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Stones of Resistance

I carry stones from my mother’s generation, from my grandmother’s generation, from every generation before them.  It will get worse before it get’s better.  I’ve been here before.  I know … Continue reading

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Power of Being Well Connected

I was thinking today about racism and oppression.  Then I started thinking about being connected, knowing a lot of people, especially in such a small and tight community.  There are … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gotcha!: Catching Folks Car Dance

My wife and I were driving through Santa Fe, NM and we caught someone car dancing.  This is always fun.  When your “feeling it” and life is good.  The right song comes … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Big Egos and Hyper-Sensitivity

Sipping my coffee, slowly waking up, I started thinking about egos and sensitivity, thinking about writers and growth.  They don’t go together.  Because they don’t go together, writers can struggle … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Unexplainable Spirit!: Detached Shadows on My Wall

They are shadows of people, but without people to cast them.  I started my “Unexplainable Spirit!” portion of my blog about a week ago, where I told the story of … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tornado in Oklahoma!

I grew up in Oklahoma so tornado sirens were a common occurrence, like tornadoes themselves.  I haven’t actually seen a tornado.  I’ve seen the storms around the tornado but I … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

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"It's peculiar how time, like masks, will make us reclaim the best of who were and purge the worst of what we've become." --Time Like Masks by Oscar Hokeah

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