Indians can reside in the city, but they can never live there

When I got back to the reservation, my family wasn't surprised to see me. They'd been expecting me back since the day I left for Seattle. There's an old Indian poet who said that Indians can reside in the city, but they can never live there. That's as close to the truth as any of us can get.

—Sherman Alexie. "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven." The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

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