The Grass Dancer Characters

Susan Power
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Evelyn

The twin sister of Lydia, Evelyn left the reservation as a young woman and moved toMinneapolis with her husband, Philbert. "You look back, you never get off the res," she tells him. Thirty years old, he is a retired rodeo bull rider, and she married him not because she loved him but because her mother told her that her father, whom she has never met, was a bull rider. Although Evie and Lydiaare twins, they do not look alike: Evie is aware thatLydiais much more beautiful.

Ghost Horse

Ghost Horse is a heyo 'ka, or sacred clown. Because he has dreamed of the thunderbirds, he must take on this role. Red Dress says of him, "His behavior was perverse: he wept at social dances, laughed at solemn events, shivered in the hot summer sun, and sweltered in frigid temperatures. He rushed into battle ahead of other warriors, treating...

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