In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, the setting of the story greatly influences and affects the lives of and decisions made by the characters in the story. Although this is a fictional novel, it is based on Alexie's childhood experiences and is one perspective of what it is like growing up as an American-Indian living on a reservation.
1. Spokane Indian Tribe Website
2. Aaron Huey Photo Essay
Pine Ridge Reservation
3. Wellpinit Reservation School District Website
Wellpinit Middle/High School
4. Reardan School District Website
Extra: Sherman Alexie's Personal Website
Extra: Aaron Huey's TED Video
America's Native Prisoners of War
Extra: American Indian Success Stories
American Indian College Fund
- What is a reservation?
- Describe what you know about the Spokane tribe.
- What is the difference between Wellpinit High School and Reardan High School?
- What are some challenges of life on a reservation?