The short story “Tony’s Story” by Leslie Marmon Silko opens with Tony and Leon, two Native American men, celebrating San Lorenzo’s Day. It is the middle of a drought. Leon is newly returned from the army and is drinking wine. As they attend the festivities, a state cop walks towards them and punches Leon in the face without any reason. Leon is badly hurt, so they take him to the hospital. That night, Tony dreams of the cop as a monster, pointing a long bone at him. During the pueblo meeting, the people decide Leon should not have been drinking. 

Later, Leon and Tony are driving when they notice the cop is following them. They stop the car, and the cop tells them to get out. Leon and Tony are scared. The cop tells them he does not like Indians be...

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