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Greg Sarris on Writing Indian Culture

English professor and author Greg Sarris is part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, and was raised in both Indian and white families. He has just written two books related to his experiences growing up. "Grand Avenue" is a collection of short stories about whites and Native Americans tied by a common ancestor; "Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream" is a biography of Sarris' aunt, a world-renowned basket weaver. Sarris teaches at UCLA.


Other segments from the episode on October 3, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 3, 1994: Interview with Tim Weiner; Interview with Greg Sarris; Commentary on satellite television.


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