Belinda Luscombe in TIME Magazine Discussion »
In the first story of your book Blasphemy, the narrator says, "Whenever an Indian says he's traditional, you know that Indian is full of s---." Really?
Sherman Alexie Spokane-Coeur d' Alene
Yes. When you're colonized, you end up exploiting your own spirituality. You're subject to so many negative stereotypes, you embrace the positive ones. Non-Indians love us in that way. They think we're all priests and healers. After generations of being reviled and dehumanized, to be thought of as magical is pretty seductive.
So, are you personally responsible for the Indian summer we're enjoying right now?
I showed up here and it got warm although it was Read More »
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posted October 30, 2012 6:00 am edt