Where does Sherman Alexie live?

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Sherman Joseph Alexie Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker. His writings draw on his experiences as an Indigenous American with ancestry from several tribes. He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation and now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Keeping this in view, where did Sherman Alexie live?

Washington

Beside above, when and where was Sherman Alexie born? October 7, 1966 (age 53 years)

Beside this, what has Sherman Alexie written?

A prolific writer, he published in 1993 two more books of poetry—First Indian on the Moon and Old Shirts & New Skins—and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, a collection of interwoven stories that won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first book of fiction. Reservation Blues (1995) was Alexie's first novel.

Where did Sherman Alexie go to school?

Gonzaga University Washington State University

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Is Sherman Alexie still married?

Alexie is married to Diane Tomhave, who is of Hidatsa, Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi heritage. They live in Seattle with their two sons.

Why didnt Sherman Alexie become a doctor?

Facts and Trivia
Alexie originally hoped to become a medical doctor, but he decided to change career goals because he kept fainting during human anatomy class. Alexie left college before completing his degree because he claimed he didn't finish his U.S. History course.

In what part of the United States do the Spokane Indians live?

The Spokan or Spokane people are a Native American Plateau tribe who have inhabited the eastern portion of present-day Washington state and parts of northern Idaho in the United States of America. The current Spokane Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Washington, centered at Wellpinit (Sčecuwe).

Why was The Absolutely True Diary banned?

The controversy stems from the novel's discussion of alcohol, poverty, bullying, violence, sexuality, profanity and slurs related to homosexuality and mental disability. As a result, some schools have banned the book from school libraries or inclusion in curricula.

What tribe did Sherman Alexie belong to?


A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene tribal member, Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. Alexie was born hydrocephalic and underwent an operation at six months of age; he was not expected to survive.

What happened to the Spokane tribe's ancestral land?

Ancestral Territory
In the early existence of the Spokane Tribe, over three million acres of land were lived upon, protected and respected by the Spokane Indians. The Spokane Indians fished the Spokane River and used the grand Spokane Falls as a gathering place of family and friends.

Who wrote smoke signals?

Sherman Alexie

When did Sherman Alexie get married?

Born: October 7, 1966, Spokane, Washington. Education: Wellpinit elementary school; Reardon high school; Gonazaga university, Spokane; Washington State University, Pullman, BA 1995. Married: 1994 Diane (two sons).

Why the Best Kids Books are written in blood?

ERIC - EJ962346 - Why the Best Kids' Books Are Written in Blood, Rethinking Schools, 2011. The young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is the author's autobiographical story of a poor reservation Indian boy and his desperate and humorous attempts to find a better life.

How many Spokane Indian tribes are there?


The three bands of Indians were split up and some found new homes, which are now known as the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, the Flathead Indian Reservation, and the Colville Indian Reservation. Today the Spokane Indian Reservation is 157,376 acres in size.

Is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Based on a true story?

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

When did The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian take place?

Published in 2007, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tells the story of Junior, a 14-year-old growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation whose frustration with his poverty-stricken school district leads him to attend high school off the reservation, at an all-white school 22 miles away.