On the Rez Setting & Symbolism

Ian Frazier
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Pine Ridge Reservation

Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is the main setting of "On the Rez". An impoverished area, this is the home of the Oglala Sioux, and Frazier visits often to conduct multiple interviews which are included in the narrative.

New York City

Frazier meets Le while living in New York City.

Washington Heights

While living in New York, Le's home is located in Washington Heights.

Missoula, MT

After finishing a book, Frazier grows restless and moves his family to Missoula, Montana, which is close enough to Pine Ridge Reservation for him to visit frequently.

Red Shirt Table Road

Red Shirt Table Road, the road to Pine Ridge Reservation, is poorly paved and difficult to traverse. However, its design was intentional to keep the "savages" away from the railroad.

Wounded Knee

During one visit to Pine Ridge, Frazier travels 15 miles to explore Wounded Knee which is...

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