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Junior had several fears. As a young man, he faced typical school-age fears around acceptance, the ability to succeed, and the ability to talk to girls. He also had more unique fears because of his upbringing on a reservation. He wanted to be able to escape the fate of his family and others he saw as having dead-end, hopeless existences.

To combat his school-age fears, Junior tries to find solace in friendship. On the reservation, he accepts Rowdy, despite Rowdy's tendency towards violent outbursts. At Reardan, Junior plays on the basketball team and...

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