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Henry Boucha signs a copy of his book for Dave Grandbois of Bemidji at Cool Threads in downtown Bemidji Wednesday. The former Minnesota North Star and Olympic silver medalist’s autobiography, “Henry Boucha, Ojibwa; Native Americain Olympian,” focuses not only on his own life and career but also being one of the few Native Americans in either the NHL or the history of the Olympic games. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Native Olympic hero: Boucha book details highs, lows of Ojibwe NHL, Olympic star

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BEMIDJI — Henry Boucha stands on the ice, starting off at another player somewhere off-camera. His trademark headband matches the color of the dark red Detroit Red Wings jersey and his unkempt moustache/sideburns combination ooze cool.


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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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