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Sherman Alexie Biography
Transcript of Sherman Alexie Biography
Films,Books and Accomplishments
The Business of Fancy Dancing(1992)
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993) won a Hemighway Award.
Indian Killer (1996)
Smoke Signal(1998) a movie based on his short stories.
4 years held World Heavyweight Poetry title.
"Sherman Alexie." : The Poetry Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2013.
"The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Trailer." YouTube. YouTube, 14 Aug. 2013. Web. 02 Oct. 2013.
"Sherman Alexie." Sherman Alexie. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2013.
"Spokane Indian Reservation." Children of the Sun. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2013.
"Hydrocephalus." Department of Neurosurgery University of Florida. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2013.
"Official Alex Kuo Website." Official Alex Kuo Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2013.
Born as Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr.
October 7, 1966 at Wellpinit, Washington.
Grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation
Father- Sherman Alexie was a C'ouer d'Alene.
Mother- Lillian Agnes Cox was a Spokane and Euroamerican descent.
He was born with hydrocephalus. ( large amount of cerebial fluid in the cranial cavity.)
He went through surgery when he was six month old.
His father was an alcoholic.
He attened Reardan High School that was located twenty-two miles away from the reservation.
Won a scholarship in high school in order to go to college in 1985
He had successful career at Spokane's Jesuit Gonzaga University.
Alexie transferred to Washington State University in 1987.
This is where he started writing poetry and short fiction.
Alex Kuo was his mentor in Washington State.
In 1995 he was awarded a bachelor degree from Washington State University.
In Alexie's short-story and poetry, he talks about the despair,poverty, and alcoholism that changed Native Americans in the reservations.
Alexie's writing would not focus on the Native American tradition but focuses on the constant struggle with themselves on their own sense of powerlessness among the white American society.