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Who dies in the novel Dance Hall of the Dead?

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Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (May 27, 1925–October 26, 2008) is a detective novel originally published in 1973. It is set on Navajo and Zuni reservations in New Mexico, and the plot of the novel revolves around Native American religion and conflicts between white and Native American cultures in the 1970s.

George Bowlegs is a victim of the murderer. He is a Navajo boy who is fascinated by Zuni spiritual traditions. Shorty Bowlegs, the alcoholic father of George, is also killed by Reynolds. Ernesto Cata, a Zuni boy and friend of George Bowlegs, is also murdered in the novel.

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