About the Author
The coming of age of an urban American Indian at the end of the 20th Century. JC "Indio" Ortega has never known life on an Indian reservation. As a mixed-blood Hispanic/American Indian his experience has been that of an "Urban Indian" his reservation being the streets of the cities he grew up in. He has struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, he has been a mugger, a thief, an armed robber, a bouncer, a janitor, a boxer, an actor, a writer, a lecturer and at last a member of a Traditional Indian Medicine Society.
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