Ayah - This character carries a blanket about the shoulders throughout the present tense of the story.
Chato - This character speaks English and Spanish and serves as the go between the non-English speaking characters and the Anglos.
Danny - This character is one of two characters who are taken away by the white authorities. This character is the eldest of the two.
The Doctors - These characters remove two of the characters from their traditional setting due to the concerns about tuberculosis. These characters are successful in their goals once they return with the police.
Ella - This character is one of two characters who are taken away by the white authorities. This character is the younger of the two and who later has difficulty remembering family members.
Grandmother - This character is not present in the story, but only in reminiscences. This character spins...
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