Popé: Linda’s Indian lover
Mitsima: John’s Indian mentor
While Linda cries and raves inside the isolated house, Bernard and John walk and talk outside. John says he can remember no other life but here on the Reservation. He remembers a time when he was a boy and he and Linda were lying on the same bed for their siesta. He was awakened by the sound of a man and his mother’s laugh. He doesn’t understand the man’s words, but hears his mother’s, “No.” The man grabbed his arm, yanked him from...
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