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Life on and off the res

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Life on and off the 'Rez': Native American Identity in Literature

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," tells the story of Arnold Spirit, a young Native American who leaves the reservation to get a better education. In this semi-autobiographical book, author Sherman Alexie discusses big issues including choosing your identity, figuring out where you belong and the hardships American Indians face living on reservations.

Education Storytelling Fiction Autobiography Culture Young Adult Literature Class Humor

Story Length: 6:32

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AIR DATE: 09/21/2007

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