The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Junior's grandmother

Junior's grandmother held on to the traditional Indan beliefs and yet comes across as a very modern person. Explain.

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Grandmother Spirit is Junior’s maternal grandmother. She is wise, independent, and tolerant, and Junior calls her his "favorite person in the world." She is famous across many reservations because she attends powwows all over the country. Grandmother Spirit refrains from drinking alcohol because of what it has done to so many of her tribespeople. In a tragic but ironic twist, she ides after being hit by a drunk driver. Nevertheless, Grandmother Spirit's last request is for her family to forgive her killer.