Additionally, King reveals the protagonist, Laetitia’ mother, as a static character who never once denies her identity no matter how many times she is pressed to choose either American or Canadian. The issue of identity is pushed to a higher level as Laetitia’s mother, is willing to define her Blackfoot heritage even when encounters with the possibility of not seeing her daughter. Even her son knows that “It would have been easier if my mother had just said “Canadian” ” (137) but she has too much pride to point it out. She carries pride for her family, culture, and where she comes from. In closing, she keeps coming back to the border to still identify herself as a Blackfoot. From all details, readers might have impression of her strength in facing all difficulties to protect her heritage.