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War The story describes both physical and cultural wars. Victor references actual wars, such as Vietnam, when he remembers how his father beat a guard at a peace demonstration. In the photograph of the event, Victor notes his father's warlike appearance, saying, "my father is dressed in bellbottoms and flowered shirt, his hair in braids, with red peace symbols splashed across his face like war paint." Later, when Victor tells his father that "my generation of Indian boys ain't ever had no real war to fight," Victor's father says that he is "lucky" that there are no wars going on and that there is only "war and peace with nothing in between." Victor's father also questions Victor's desire to fight for a country that has "been trying to kill Indians since the very beginning." Victor notes that cultural wars take place off the reservation, too, such as when...

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