Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest, 1902
Winona, the daughter of White Eagle and a runaway slave. She falls in love with Maxwell, becomes an heiress, and marries him.
Judah, a strong, handsome African American who loves Winona. Judah is instrumental in solving the mystery of the missing heir.
White Eagle, an English aristocrat who is falsely convicted of murder. He flees to America but is killed by Colonel Titus to keep him and his daughter from inheriting a fortune.
Colonel Titus, the indirect heir who kills White Eagle and kidnaps Winona and Judah, forcing them to work as slaves.
Warren Maxwell, a handsome, unprejudiced, twenty-eight-year-old English lawyer. He is sent to America to find the missing heir. He is nearly killed by proslavery forces but is saved. He marries Winona and takes her to England.
John Brown, the historical personage, known for abolitionist actions.