Sherman Alexie and Smoke Signals
Lee Schweninger discusses two or three short stories from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1994) by acclaimed author Sherman Alexie, a Couer d’Alene Native American from Spokane, Wash. The course includes a screening of the film Smoke Signals (1998), directed by Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapahoe) and based on those Alexie stories. Smoke Signals is arguably the first feature length fiction film written and directed by American Indians.
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