List of Characters
Clara Philips Curtis—Edward Curtis’s wife, Hercules’s sister.
Amelia Philips—Clara’s mother.
Hercules Philips—Clara’s younger brother.
Edward Curtis—Clara’s husband, a famed photographer.
Ellen Sheriff Curtis—Edward’s mother.
Johnson Curtis—Edward’s father.
Asahel Curtis—Edward’s brother.
Eva Curtis—Edward’s spoiled and selfish sister.
Harold, Beth, Florence, and Katherine Curtis —Edward and Clara’s children.
Marianne Wiggins—the author as a character in the story.
John F. Wiggins—Marianne’s father.
Mary Wiggins—Marianne’s mother.
J. P. Morgan—a banker and philanthropist who financed some of Curtis’s photographic expeditions (he is mentioned several times but never makes an appearance in the story).
Theodore Roosevelt—a former president who appears in photographs Curtis was commissioned to take at the wedding of Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice.
Emily Rosen—a nurse in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Las Vegas.
Mr. Lodz—a neighbor in St. Paul who helps Clara and Hercules after their parents die.
Modoc and Mopoc—Native American men who do odd jobs for Edward on the family compound outside of Seattle.
Mr. Rothi—Edward’s partner when he opens his first studio.
Curtis “Johnny” Edwards—an African-American man who has had a heart attack.
Colonel Curtis Edwards, Jr.—Curtis Edwards’s son.
Lester Owns-His-Shadow—a Native American man.
Clarita Mendoza—the landlady of Curtis Edwards’s house.
Tio Rico—Clarita’s uncle and Edward Curtis’s lover.