This acted as his core source of motivation that sought to unravel the finer details of what entailed the suffering of Indian minority in American land. At some point, he would even pose to question if the expensive infrastructural facilities across the American land would be in place if the American natives had not come there.
Through his works, he explores consequences minorities face because of cultural differences. The majority forcefully try to assimilate the minority by making them believe that their culture is superior and superb. Sherman tries to bring out the raw picture of the plight of minorities in societies that are dominated by a majority. He goes ahead to state that the majority can do anything just to get away with their culture. In this pretext, he asserts that the Native Americans are the ones who suffered all kinds of humiliation ranging from ethnic cleansing to genocide not because they choose that was, but just because they fall victims of circumstances (Billmoyers.Com, 2013).
That notwithstanding with the cultural gap that was evident between the minorities and the majorities it was for a minority to make up to understand the culture of the majority and not the other way round. That is why he says he knows the American culture more than anyone would think he knows the Indian culture. The majority will use all means possible including force to make the minority feel like they are in the wrong culture and thus the need to assimilate to the dominant culture.
Throughout his literal works, Sherman Alexie was always trying to bring out the cultural indifference that existed between the Native Americans and Whites. He vividly narrates first-hand accounts of the suffering and indiscrimination that befall the Indians in American land because of being a minority in a white dominated land. The targeted audience may be the public but most specifically the audience will be divided into two; the majority who represent the whites for this