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Title: Sherman Alexie


1
Sherman Alexie
  • By Michaela R.
  • Period 6

2
The Beginning
  • Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 on the Spokane
    Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington,
    where he lived with his family for much of his
    childhood.
  • Alexie was born into a family of the Indian tribe
    Spokane/Coeur d'Alene.
  • In 1992 Alexie graduated from Washington State
    University, with a degree in American Studies.
  • A little while after he graduated, he received
    the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry
    Fellowship.

3
His Works of Poetry
  • I Would Steal Horses, 1992
  • The Business of Fancy dancing, 1992
  • First Indian on the Moon, 1993
  • Old Shirts New Skins, 1993
  • Water Flowing Home, 1995
  • The Summer of Black Widows, 1996
  • The Man Who Loves Salmon, 1998
  • One Stick Song, 2000

4
Literary Works (Cont)
  • These are some of Alexies other literary works.
    They include novels and short stories.
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,
    1993
  • Reservation Blues, 1994
  • Indian Killer, 1996
  • The Toughest Indian in the World, 2000

5
Awards
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for The Lone
    Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993)
  • Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award
    for Reservation Blues (1994)
  • Fellowships from the Washington State Arts
    Commission
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award

6
What made him famous
  • What made Alexie famous was the publication of
    his first novel Reservation Blues. After this
    novel he was named the best young American
    Novelist. His second novel, Indian Killer, was
    a New York Times notable book. These were the
    two works that made him famous.

7
Works Cited Page
  • http//encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedia.as
    px?refid461573650artrefid701509164sec-1pn1,
    2003 Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia.
  • http//www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B000C020
    50E, 1997-2003 by The Academy of American Poets.
  • http//www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/alexie/
    onalexie.htm,2000, Kenneth Lincoln University of
    California Press.
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