Thursday, March 17, 2016

Native American Biography: Alexie Sherman Author

Sherman Alexie rose from a childhood of poverty to became an honored Native American author.  He has written screen plays, books and poetry.  He is from Coeur d. Alene tribal affiliation and many of his stories revolve around the area where he grew up.  More recently his work has changed from the reservation to the Seattle area.  Many of his personal characteristics show up in his work.  He wrote the screen play for the first all Native American movie "Smoke Signals" which is based on one of his books of short stories "The Lone ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven."

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