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Author Michael Dorris on American Indians in Literature

The novelist is best known for his books for adults--A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Crown of Columbus, which he wrote with his wife, writer Louise Erdrich, and The Broken Cord, about his adopted son's struggle with fetal alcohol syndrome. His latest book, Morning Girl, is for children. It's about the Taino, the 15th century Native Americans Columbus first encountered

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Other segments from the episode on October 5, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 5, 1992: Interview with Michael Dorris; Interview with Marjorie Heins; Review of the book "Catholic Girls."

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