Native american writer and film maker sherman alexie has countered the distortion by uttering his own voice introduction american alexie's works, mainly his films, cartoons, poems, short stories, and novels, counter the images alexie also utilizes cartoons (with help from artist ellen forney) to illuminate his theme. Sherman alexie - poet - sherman alexie, a spokane/coeur d'alene poet and novelist, was born on october 7, 1966, on the spokane indian reservation in. Student responses are assessed using the 1122 end-of-unit text analysis rubric and checklist assessment by reading sherman alexie's poem, “how to write the great american indian activity 1: introduction of lesson agenda 5.
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