Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Echo-Hawk, Roger C.

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_54

Basic Biographical Information

Historian, writer, and artist Roger Clay Echo-Hawk entered this world in Pawnee, Oklahoma, on September 15, 1954. Born to US Air Force boom operator Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Sr. and housewife Ruby J. Echo-Hawk, he is the youngest of four children. A citizen of the Pawnee Nation, his indigenous American ancestors include three of the four autonomous Pawnee bands (Chaui, Kitkahahki, Skidi) and Buffalo Clan Otoe, while other ancestors came from England, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. His youth was spent on Air Force bases throughout Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Puerto Rico, during which time he came to identify strongly with the ideals of the hippie movement. Writing, and poetry specifically, emerged as his primary interests in the late 1960s, with Richard Brautigan, Lord Dunsany, and J. R. R. Tolkien being especially influential. He took courses at the University of New Mexico but in 1973 moved to Boulder and attended the University of...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyMercyhurst UniversityErieUSA