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  • Sherman Alexie

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    Sherman Alexie The odds were against Sherman Alexie on that day in October 1966. Not only was he born a minority, but he was also hydrocephalic. At the age of 6 months, he had a brain operation, but was not expected to live. Though he pulled through, doctors predicted he would be severely mentally retarded. Fortunately, they were wrong, but he did suffer through seizures and wet his bed throughout his childhood ("What" 1). Rather than being called "Native American," which he feels is a "guilty

  • Cindy Sherman

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    Cindy Sherman Terror and mockery come together in the portraits of Cindy Sherman on display at the Crocker Art Museum. Walking into the large, dimly lit ballroom, one may begin to feel a slight sense of trepidation as the viewer looks around to find nine sets of beady eyes watching one’s every move. Sherman produced her History Portraits during the late eighties and early nineties, nine of which are displayed at the museum. In her portraits she uses lush fabrics, lavish jewelry, and false body

  • Cindy Sherman

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    Artist: Cindy Sherman Born: 1954 Glen Ridge, NJ and raised in suburban Long Island School: Earned a BA Degree in 1976, Buffalo State University of N.Y., where she initially studied painting. She failed the requisite introductory photography course because of her difficulties with the technological aspects of making a print. She credits her next photography teacher with introducing her to conceptual art, which she says had a liberating effect on her. Graduated in 1977 and moved to N.Y. Exhibit:

  • Roger Sherman

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    Roger Sherman Described by Thomas Jefferson as “a man who never said a foolish thing in his life,” Roger Sherman was one of the wisest, most influential Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Although not receiving formal education, Sherman gained a keen cognition through life experiences and self-education. Having honest intention to help the public, Sherman progressed through political positions; he started as the first mayor of New Haven, and finished his career as a senator for Connecticut

  • Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie

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    Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie Smoke Signals is a movie written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre that deals with many social issues in modern Native American cultures. The film follows the journey of two Coeur d’Alene Indians, Victor and Thomas, as they travel from their reservation in Oregon to Phoenix, AZ in order to gather the personal artifacts of Victor’s father who has recently died. Along the way, Thomas helps Victor to understand and forgive his father, who left the family

  • Ethnics of Shermans March

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    Name Teacher Name Class and Section Date Ethics of Sherman’s March General William Techumseh Sherman’s March through Georgia and South Carolina was the turning point in the American Civil War. After heavy fighting in Tennessee and Kentucky General Sherman requested permission to take a large force of men on a campaign to the Atlantic Ocean through North and South Carolina, Georgia, then turning North back through the Carolinas and Virginia. The goal of the campaign was to divide the Confederate states

  • sherman alexie

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    To most Americans today, life on the reservation is not at all like is glorified to be. Sherman Alexie uses his literary talent to expose the truth inside the reservation. In particular, in his short stories, “The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation No Longer Flashes Red,” “Every Little Hurricane,” and “Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” Alexie reveals the ever continuous cycle trend of alcoholism, poverty, and racial injustice from one generation to the next. As the trend continues

  • Repetition In Sherman Alexie's Writing By Sherman Alexie

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    Sherman Alexie was a man who is telling us about his life. As an author he uses a lot of repetition, understatement, analogy, and antithesis. Alexie was a man of greater words and was a little Indian boy at the beginning of the story and later became a role model for other boys like him who were shy and alone. Alexie was someone who used his writing to inspire others such as other Indian kids like himself to keep learning and become the best that they can be. Alexie tends to use a lot of repetition

  • Biography of Roger Sherman

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    Rugir Shirmen Rugir Shirmen os sumiuni thet yua mey sey os thi furguttin fuandong fethir, su lit’s chengi thet. Rugir Shirmen wes e viry onflaintoel pulotocoen end lewyir, biong edmorid by sumi uf grietist end broghtist min uf thos tomi. Rugir Shirmen wes burn on Niwtun, Messechasitts un Aprol 19, 1721. Whin Shirmen wes twu, hos femoly lift Niwtun tu gu e smell tuwn cellid Stuaghtun. Thos tuwn wes end stoll os ebuat 21 molis frum Bustun, Messechasitts. Shirmen’s fethir fermid sumi lend on Stuaghtun

  • Sherman Alexie Analysis

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    Sherman Alexie, a Spokane Indian, grew up on a reservation in eastern Washington, surrounded by poverty, alcoholism, and diseases. Against the odds, he became a rising star. Alexie, born on October 7th, 1966, where he was “miserable” growing up due to his father’s alcoholism. Alexie proves that growing up in an unprivileged community and making something out of your life is possible. Sherman Alexie relates his story to his life. In the story Victor, the main character, loses his father and the poverty

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