Summary and Analysis Chapter 1
June Kashpaw: A main character, an attractive woman traveling through North Dakota who is divorced from Gordie.
Andy: A mud engineer and the last person June talks to before she dies.
Albertine Johnson Kashpaw: June’s niece who is a medical student.
Zelda Kashpaw: Albertine’s mother.
Aunt Aurelia Kashpaw: Albertine’s aunt, Zelda’s sister; lives in the Kashpaw family’s main house on the reservation.
King Kashpaw: June and Gordie’s son, father of their grandchild, King Junior, and owner of the Firebird bought with June’s insurance money.
Lynette: King’s wife and mother of King Junior who is white and is always fighting with King. She dislikes...
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