About Oscar Hokeah

Forthcoming:  UNSETTLED BETWEEN is a novel-in-stories that explores identity at the mercy of community.  Hear 11 different family members expose Ever Geimausaddle’s journey into a hyper aggressive world where men brutalize men.  In the 12th and final story, Ever Geimausaddle advocates for himself.  But has he accepted lessons from the matriarchs in his family? Moreover, does he have the ability to change? Through cultural, hyperlocal, and transnational landscapes, Ever must confront the worst of what he has become.

Rep’d by Allie Levick of Writer’s House, LLC.

1549988728142I hold an M.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma, with a concentration in Native American Literature. I also hold a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), with a minor in Indigenous Liberal Studies. I’m a recipient of the Truman Capote Scholarship Award through IAIA, and also a winner of the Native Writer Award through the Taos Summer Writers Conference. I have short stories published in South Dakota Review, American Short Fiction, Yellow Medicine Review, Surreal South ’09, and Red Ink Magazine.

I’m a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma.  I was raised inside these tribal circles and continue to reside there today. I’m a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from my mother (Hokeah and Stopp families), and I have Chicanx heritage from my father (Chavez family) who emigrated from Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.


  1. I’m a children’s/young adult author/illustrator of Siksika (Blackfeet) and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) descent. My mission is working with various Nations to preserve indigenous languages through illustrated bilingual children’s stories. I’ve currently done two books with the Lakota Nation and finishing an Iroquois tale that will be translated into Mohawk. If this is anything of interest to you or if there is someone in your network you feel would be interested in my work, please contact me.

    “The most important thing to me is to teach the children, so that our culture never dies.”
    —Blackhawk SanCarlos, Mohawk and Apache


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