Yellow Woman Characters

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Old Grandpa

The narrator's grandfather has died before "Yellow Woman" begins, but his presence informs the narrative. He was the person from whom the narrator heard the myths and legends of the Laguna, including the Yellow Woman stories, which were his favorites. The narrator thinks of her grandfather several times during the course of the narrative. When she returns home, she wishes that he were alive to hear her new version of the Yellow Woman story. Old Grandpa represents the living history of the oral tradition.

Silva

The stranger whom the narrator encounters by the riverbank is called Silva. He is a cattle rustler who lives alone in the mountains and does not belong to any tribe that the narrator can ascertain. Silva repeatedly calls the narrator "Yellow Woman," and the narrator begins to identify herself with Yellow woman and Silva with Whirlwind Man, the...

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