This story is a description of an actual event that took place when I was about 15 years old. I never saw my Quiet Auntie as Indian. She was a nurse, a mother, an auntie who always listened and when she had an opinion she shared it quietly and respectfully with good humor. The response of the white men who sat next to us at the lunch counter came as quite a shock. One of my favorite authors, Louise Erdrich took on the complex topic of Reservation Borderland Law and the issue of women and rape in her book Round House.
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