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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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By Jack Hittinger / Bemidji Pioneer

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.

This photograph — from a 1970s era NHL magazine — was one of many Boucha had displayed Wednesday during his book signing at Cool Threads in downtown Bemidji.

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