Love Medicine Characters

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Uncle Eli

See Eli Kashpaw

Uncle Gordie

See Gordie Kashpaw

Henry Junior

See Henry Lamartine, Jr.

Henry Senior

See Henry Lamartine

Albertine Johnson

At the beginning of the story in 1981, Albertine Johnson-daughter of Zelda and granddaughter of Marie-is away from the reservation studying to be a nurse. She returns home upon hearing of her Aunt June's death. Once home, she tries to get Grandpa Kashpaw to recall his years as an Indian revolutionary.

Albertine has always been independent. In 1973, the fifteen-year-old runs away from home to Fargo, where she meets and sleeps with Henry Lamartine, Jr. In 1980, trying to decide what to do with her life, Albertine meets Gerry Nanapush and his girlfriend, Dot Adare. Albertine works on the construction sight with Dot until Dot delivers Gerry's baby.

Zelda Johnson

Zelda, sister to Aurelia and daughter of Marie, is Albertine's mother. Zelda was raised as June's sister. Zelda thinks...

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