Monday, 23 April 2012

An American Indian Hero

For those of you who have read the earlier teaser about Origin's storyline, you may remember that Evelyn Edwards seeks the help of her ex-husband when her scientific team are all executed after finding an ancient body buried in Antarctica. What you might not know is that he is a member of the Oglala Lakota, an American Indian tribe with an amazing history.

To help check that the facts and tone are as accurate as possible, my editor Alexander Hope and I decided to contact a number of authorities on American Indian history and culture, to ask them to check the relevant pages.

The response to the request has been overwhelmingly positive so far, and I have been encouraged greatly by the fact that having an American Indian hero is something that is far from normal, and will highlight in a very positive way this incredible part of American society.

I am really happy that the hero of Origin may in some way help to celebrate American Indian culture and values.

I just hope that the advisers who agree to look at the pages like what they read!

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