Sherman Alexie's Influence On Native American Culture

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Sherman Alexie is a Native American trying to prove to the people how hard being a Native American is. When Sherman was born the discovered he had a disease called hydrocephalus. This disease is caused when there is fluid buildup on the brain, he got surgery when he was only a few months old. Sherman writes poems and stories about his own experiences when he was younger. Sherman Alexie promoted Native American culture through his works “The Business of Fancydancing”, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven”, and War Dances. Sherman Alexie’s poem “The Business of Fancydancing” impacted Native American culture. “The Business of Fancydancing” is about having a good time. He is trying to prove that you can have a fun time without having any worries. “Something we can hold, in twenties, a dream we reach.”(Alexie). The quote means you can do what you want and enjoy yourself and have fun. This was written because, it shows that Native Americans can have a good time and should be able to do what they want to do. Sherman Alexie’s short story “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven” impacted Native American society. “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven” is about a guy named Victor and his girlfriend move out of the …show more content…

The chapter I read was about how Native American culture was different. They do many different things that they believe they should do. “I don’t even want to be here,” the other Indian said. “But my dad started, like, this new Indian tradition. He says it’s a thousand years old. But that’s bullshit. He just made it up to impress himself. And the whole family goes along with it, even when we know it’s bullshit. He’s in the delivery room waving eagle feathers around. Jesus.” Native Americans can do whatever tradition they want because it's there culture. The importance of the text is that Native Americans have culture and they can do what they

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