The Toughest Indian in the World: Stories is a collection of nine short stories by the award-winning Coeur d'Alene writer Sherman Alexie. The stories include: Assimilation, The Toughest Indian in the World, Class, South By Southwest, The Sin Eaters, Indian Country, Saint Junior, Dear John Wayne, and One Good Man. Alexie writes with his usual talent for creating memorable contemporary Native American characters whose lives provide challenges and successes despite the racism and hostility of modern America. Many of the stories involve middle-class Native Americans who live in urban areas. Their lives contain a range of feelings such as love and anger, and most importantly, humour. Some of the stories contain mature themes.