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In Tonys Story Leslie Marmon Silko uses Leon Tony and Teofilo to explain the genuine reality of the cop The genuine reality of the cop is it is an it standing for evil that brings drought to the Indian people Leon does not realize the genuine reality because he has become white He asks if he can remember how to do the Corn Dance He grabbed my hand and held it tight like a white man The wine he was drinking broke and the paper sack floated in the wine and pieces of glass To fight the cop Leon uses the governor and tribal council Leon says Ill kill the big bastard if he comes around here again Leon uses white man words like bastard this is not part of the Indian vocabulary Throughout the story Leon refers to the cop as just a big bulling cop Lets go--the big cop inside Hes behind us--the cops following us Leon starts caring a 30-30 saying Whats the matter have they brainwashed you into believing that a 30-30 wont kill a white man When the cop is shot Leon says Thats a state cop you killed Tony doesnt belong in the story because he is not Indian therefore he sees the cop as a cop and a white man Both Tony and Teofilo see the cop as it Throughout the story Tony refers to the cop as it He was wearing dark glasses and I could not see his eyes Tony has a dream in which the the big cop was pointing a long bone and He didnt have a human face Tony is trying to explain that the cop is an it but Leon just wont listen Tony says the it is hidden Tony knows that a 30-30 wont kill it because you cant be sure that it will kill one of them He knows he must kill the cop because it fallows us everywhere After
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