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Indian Education


“Indian Education” is a short story from the 1994 The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven collection by the Native American author Sherman Alexie.  The story shows how a Native American boy faces stereotyping and discrimination as he goes through school.  (This short story is not to be confused with Alexie’s poem with the same title.) 



Call Number for Searching  the Shelves


  • PS3551 .L35774 



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Alexie, Sherman.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 1994.

                      Call Number: PS3551 .L35774 L66 1994    (See pgs. 171-180.)

  • Grassian, Daniel. Understanding Sherman Alexie. 2005.

                       Call Number: PS3551 .L35774 Z67 2005    (See pgs. 72-73.)



LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Alexie, Sherman (Author Keywords)
  • Alexie, Sherman (Subject Keywords)



Reference Materials


  •  American Ethnic Writers. Call Number: REF PS153 .M56 A414 2000

o   Vol. 1, pg. 10

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF  PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 96, pg. 7

o   Vol. 154, pg. 6

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography. Call Number: REF PS221 .D5

o   Vol. 175, pg. 8

  • Native American Literatures. Call Number: REF PS153 .I52 W47 1999

o   Pgs. 131-133



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  • Literature Resources from Gale



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on November 21, 2021



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