Much of what you need to know about Sherman Alexie, you'll read during research and get from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as it is considered semi-autobiographical. In brief, Alexie is an American writer from the Spokane tribe. His stories often focus on the perspective of indigenous characters. He grew up on a reservation and attended school off the reservation where he became a star basketball player, received a scholarship, and went on to Gonzaga University.
Currently, the United States is reminded that our lands are sacred. The controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Research will be done on this topic; however, to begin it is important to understand that there are issues on both sides. At the surface of the issue is policy; at the heart, respect for a land that will surely outlast its inhabitants.