The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Sherman Alexie

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

After basketball season ends, Junior emails Rowdy an apology for what happened at the game, and Rowdy sends back a promise that Wellpinit will destroy Reardan next time. They exchange what “might just sound like a series of homophobic insults, but … was also a little bit friendly,” which makes Junior happy.
Junior and Rowdy’s battle for vengeance is now basically resolved. Though Rowdy doesn’t explicitly forgive Junior, their back-and-forth exchange—rather than another one-sided attempt from Junior to reach out—restores a kind of balance between them.
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