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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

From Sherman Alexie's Ten Little Indians:
A few years ago Harrison told Frank's third grade teacher that Indians didn't believe in using numbers, that the science of mathematics was a colonial evil.

"Well," the mystified teacher had asked, "then how do Indians count?"

"We guess," Harrison had said with as much profundity as he could fake.
I've liked all of Alexie's books and love his movie Smoke Signals.

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1 Comments:

At 5:30 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

My favorite is The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fisftight in Heaven. I heard Sherman Alexie speak and read from 10 Little Indians at the New Yorker Festival last year but I was too chicken to go up to him and talk to him! Too bad!

 

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