On the Rez - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Ian Frazier
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Small town glory is both huge and intimate, especially for a 15-year-old, and while SuAnne's year proceeds as the previous year, she is really someone now, sparking jealousy on the reservation. She joins a Native American All-Star girls' team on a tour to Europe, but she gets sick, and by the time she can rejoin her team, they have already lost too many games to make it to the playoffs. Chick notes that SuAnne was never really well again, possibly because of her fame, and she asks "how can a person always act just like everybody else when, as it happens, she's not?" (page 240). Now one of the older girls on the team, SuAnne is looked up to, creating a lot of pressure for a young girl. Because Oglala culture is simultaneously infatuated with and repelled by fame, the reservation is not a comfortable...

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