Abel - This character is a Native American war veteran who struggles to find his place in the world.
The Albino - This character is a mysterious but important person in this story. He is frequently called "the white man."
Ben Benally - This character is a Native American man and a good friend. Raised on a reservation, this character adapts to life in Los Angeles and appreciates the benefits of urban culture. He asks little more of life than to keep his job and to have a room to stay in without any interference.
Francisco - A believer in the traditional ways, this character is described as a "longhair." The novel opens with this character trying to capture a sparrow so that he might have its feathers to use for ceremonial purposes.
Martinez - This character is the brutal, sadistic police officer who ambushes some other characters in...
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