Women with Nursing Infants

The women are part of a drum circle. In the story, only the African-Americans have drums, which they hide, therefore it is possible to assume with a great degree of certainty that these women are also African-American.

Unnamed Negro Children

The "pickaninnies" are "naked in the dust" (328).


He tells the Servant Issetibbeha is still alive.

Unnamed Stripling

The stripling attends to Moketubbe on his litter.

Issetibbeha's Newest Wife

This is Issetibbeha's "newest wife"(321), not Moketubbe's mother but the woman who tells him Moketubbe has hidden the slippers. She is unwilling to sleep in the gilt bed that Issetibbeha brought back from Paris.

Unnamed Young Negroes

When Issetibbeha takes over he puts the "young Negroes" in the cabins to "mate" (320) and produce children whom he can sell.

Sawmill Where Rider Works

Unnamed Corn Shelling Woman

One of the two women listening to the Old Man tell tales of yore.

Unnamed Fowl-Dressing Woman

This woman listens to the unnamed old man tell the stories of the olden days.

Unnamed Old Man

Shortly after Issetibbeha dies, this unnamed man speaks with two Indian women about the old days.


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