In Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the protagonist, Junior faces many conflicts, the biggest one being the external conflict between himself and his reservation. No matter what Junior choses to do, he is always discriminated and made fun of. At the beginning of the story Junior states “Everybody on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day,” showing that when Junior went to school on the reservation, people made fun of him for the way he looks and the way he acts(4). However, when Junior switches to go to school at Reardan, the problem rather than being solved, escalates. His best, and arguably only friend on the reservation, turns his back to him and some people on the reservation portray him as a backstabber and traitor for leaving them for the white community. On Halloween, he goes trick or treating on the reservation to help Penelope earn money for the homeless. In a turn of events, Junior loses all the money he earned when a group of people on the reservation attack him because “they just wanted to remind me that I was a traitor” (79).  This wasn’t the only sign that the reservation is against Junior. At the basketball game, everyone boos when the Reardan team walks through the doors, and Rowdy even throws a coin hard enough to create a cut in Junior’s head. This reveals that Junior cannot gain respect from everyone on the reservation no matter what he does. On the reservation he is made fun of for his appearance and off the reservation, he is discriminated for being a traitor to the Indians. Junior is always in a constant quarrel with the reservation itself, and the people on it.