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Married to Louise Erdrich, with whom he collaborated. Brought fetal alcohol syndrome to national attention after adopting 3 Native American children affected by it. Started a foundation at Dartmouth to fund Native American studies. Suffered from depression. Separated from Erdrich, and committed suicide in 1997 after various disputes with his older children and accusations of abuse by one of his daughters.
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