Uncle Luis shouts at Papa in Spanish, "You think you're too good for us." They grew up in the country and that's all they had known. Papa wants to be closer to work and he wants his son to become knowledgeable about the English speaking world.
The narrator begins school at Immaculate Heart Parochial School and meets Chango a third grade bully. The narrator begins to become friends with Chango and his group of friends. Los Indios begins. "That was how I became one of Los Indios, which is what we called ourselves.
Los Indios meets Denver "John Wayne". "The Schoolyard was empty, so we turned back toward home. It was then, in the large empty field across the Rio Grande Creamery, that we saw this laggard, my new neighbor, the undesirable Okie. "
Denver and the Narrator went to the movies together to see the Alamo. He introduced Denver to Los Indios "He's not what you think." They began to chant "Maten los gringos!" The narrator had both sides Denver and Los Indios on him and was happy.
The narrator shares that he named Denver John Wayne because of the Alamo. John Wayne's mission stuck in his mind. " There were probably three or four movies about that infamous mission, but John Wayne's was the one that stuck in my mind."
The narrator acknowledged he had the preconceptions at six years old impact him. He became friends with an alien and then became an alien himself. "First hating, then becoming friends with aliens like my blond Indian Okie friend, Denver and finally becoming almost an alien myself."