Sherman Alexie

Alexie at the Texas Book Festival in 2008

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. (Information from Wikipedia) 

Articles in Western American Literature:

Unhomely Wests: Meditations in Critical Archaeology, by Stephen Tatum

Indigenous Wests: Literary and Visual Aesthetics, by Susan Bernardin

The Significance of the Frontier in Comanche Poetry, by Scott Andrews

The End (of the Trail) Is the Beginning: Stephen Graham Jones’s The Bird Is Gone, by John Gamber

“This Is Our Playground”Skateboarding, DIY Aesthetics, and Apache Sovereignty in Dustinn Craig’s 4wheelwarpony, by Joanna Hearne

The Baby Boom Generation and the Reception of Native American Literatures: D’Arcy McNickle’s Runner in the Sun, by John Lloyd Purdy

America Is a Diet Pepsi: Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues, by Blythe Tellefsen

Topographies of Transition in Western American Literature, by Stephen Tatum