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‘Rez Life’ gives a glimpse into world most will never see

Published 03/07/2012, DL-Online

You spent a lot of time in your old back yard. For most of the kids growing up in your neighborhood, it was where you gathered to do whatever everybody agreed to do that afternoon. You formed secret clubs, shared comic books, and fought amongst yourselves, pretended to be spies, or played Cowboys and Indians. Good times, those. But in reality, according to Ojibwe author David Treuer, “most people will go a lifetime without knowing an Indian or spending any time on an Indian reservation.” In his new book “Rez Life,” he writes about his childhood, his people, and his reservation.

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