The following information was submitted in September of 2006 by Charles E. Bryan Jr./ Norman T. Stephens:
Born to a Comanche mother and a white father, Rance Hood spent most of his early years with his maternal grandparents, who raised him in their traditional native American way. Entering elementary school, he did not know how to speak English.
After his grandparents died, he dropped out of school and worked on oil rigs in Texas and rode the rodeo circuit. A trip to live briefly with his brother in California brought about the desire to paint and draw about his own culture, and he was soon selling his art.
He returned to to Oklahoma in the 1960's and began spending more time on his art and researching i
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