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Sherman Alexie

Alexie is a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian born and raised in the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. His father held various jobs, including truck driver and logger and his mother was a social worker. Alexie was born hydrocephalic and underwent a brain operation at the age of 6 months, but was not expected to survive. When he did ... See full bio »

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 2013 Jimmy P. (verses from poem "Tribal Ceremony")
 2003 49? (Documentary short) (writer)
 2002 The Business of Fancydancing (written by)
 1998 Smoke Signals (book "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven") / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Absoluely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Sherman Alexie

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I've spent very little time on my reservation in the last twenty years. Personally,there's too much pain.I actually think I'm more traditional as a writing nomad than people who never leave the reservation. See more »

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Prefers the term "Indian," to "Native American" See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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