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Richard Stone, left, and Tyler Owens stand near a tree where an American Indian girl and her father both committed suicide in Sacaton, Ariz., in this Feb. 12 photo. (Washington Post photo)

Childhoods lost American Indians struggle with youth suicides

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SACATON, Ariz. — The tamarisk tree down the dirt road from Tyler Owens’ house is the one where the teenage girl who lived across the road hanged herself. Don’t climb it, don’t touch it, admonished Owens’ grandmother when Tyler, now 18, was younger.

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