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* DishonoredDead: Christine is upset that Aunt Ida decides to drape a tablecloth over Lee's coffin instead of having the American flag draped over it in honor of his service to his country as an American soldier.

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* DishonoredDead: Christine is upset that Aunt Ida decides to drape a tablecloth over Lee's coffin instead of having the American flag draped over it in honor of his service to his country as an American soldier. However, it's ''only to Christine'' that it's considered a dishonor.

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* DishonoredDead: Christine is upset that Aunt Ida decides to drape a tablecloth over Lee's coffin instead of having the American flag draped over it in honor of his service to his country as an American soldier.


* LastMinuteBabyNaming[=/=]LineOfSightName: Christine was expecting the child to be a boy and was planning to call him Ray, but when it turned out to be a girl, and Elgin thought about calling her Diane, she defended her decision to still call the child Ray and ended up with Rayona after looking at the tag of her hospital gown and seeing Rayon.



* LastMinuteBabyNaming[=/=]LineOfSightName: Christine was expecting the child to be a boy and was planning to call him Ray, but when it turned out to be a girl, and Elgin thought about calling her Diane, she defended her decision to still call the child Ray and ended up with Rayona after looking at the tag of her hospital gown and seeing Rayon.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: According to this story and the characters in it, as they interact with nobody else of the Christian faith but Catholics. A Catholic mission operates out of the reservation, Ida and Clara are both sent to a mother house in Colorado [[spoiler:when Clara is pregnant with Christine]], and Evelyn's former first husband was a Catholic.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: According to this story and the characters in it, as they interact with nobody else of the Christian faith but Catholics. A Catholic mission operates out of missions church is on the reservation, run by Father Hurlburt with Father Tom Novak as a youth pastor understudy, who turns out to be a creepy priest that likes to molest young teenage girls, as Rayona found out. Ida and her aunt Clara are both sent to a mother house Catholic motherhouse in Colorado [[spoiler:when [[spoiler:so Clara is pregnant with Christine]], could have her baby (whom she eventually gives up to Ida) without anybody else on the reservation knowing about it]]. Rayona herself runs into Catholics both in the Seattle area and in Montana. Evelyn's former first husband was a Catholic.Catholic, who was basically scared of his own crap, according to Evelyn.


* HonorableMarriageProposal: In Christine's story, when Christine announces to Elgin after they made love in public at Tacoma State Park that she's pregnant, Elgin insists on marrying Christine so that the child wouldn't be without a father.



* WedLocking: In Christine's story, when Christine announces to Elgin after they made love in public at Tacoma State Park that she's pregnant, Elgin insists on marrying Christine so that the child wouldn't be without a father.


* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lee George and Dayton Nickles, although [[HoYay how heterosexual they were is up for debate]].

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lee George and Dayton Nickles, although [[HoYay how heterosexual they were is up for debate]]. There was a bit of a mystery as to what Lee and Dayton did together for a time when they left the reservation together before returning to tell Aunt Ida that Lee was drafted into the Army.

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* WedLocking: In Christine's story, when Christine announces to Elgin after they made love in public at Tacoma State Park that she's pregnant, Elgin insists on marrying Christine so that the child wouldn't be without a father.


* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:Ida's son would have been named after Lecon, his grandfather, but Ida chose to name him Lee "to be different".]]

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* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:Ida's son would have been named after Lecon, his grandfather, who passed away sometime after Ida's mother, but Ida chose to name him Lee "to be different".]]


* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Ida George's aunt Clara becomes pregnant with her father Lecon's child, and now their family is suffering possible shame because Ida's mother was barren after bearing her and her sister Pauline. Ida and Lecon come up with the solution that the child would be Ida's through an alleged illicit affair with the boy she was interested in, Willard Pretty Dog. To keep the pregnancy secret, Ida and Clara would both be sent away secretly to a Catholic mother house in Colorado where Clara could have the child and then disappear while Ida would return to the reservation, bearing the shame of being the teenage mother of Clara's child, who on paper would legally be her own child.]]

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* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Ida George's aunt Clara becomes pregnant with her father Lecon's child, and now their family is suffering possible shame because Ida's mother was barren after bearing her and her sister Pauline. Ida Clara and Lecon come up with the solution that the child would be Ida's through an alleged illicit affair with the boy she was interested in, Willard Pretty Dog. To keep the pregnancy secret, Ida and Clara would both be sent away secretly to a Catholic mother house in Colorado where Clara could have the child and then disappear while Ida would return to the reservation, bearing the shame of being the teenage mother of Clara's child, who on paper would legally be her own child.]]


* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Ida George's aunt Clara becomes pregnant with her father Lecon's child, and now their family is suffering possible shame because Ida's mother was barren after bearing her and her sister Polly. Ida and Lecon come up with the solution that the child would be Ida's through an alleged illicit affair with the boy she was interested in, Willard Pretty Dog, and to keep the pregnancy secret, Ida and Clara would both be sent away secretly to a Catholic mother house in Colorado where Clara could have the child and then disappear while Ida would return to the reservation, bearing the shame of being the teenage mother of Clara's child, who on paper would legally be her own child.]]

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* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:Ida George's aunt Clara becomes pregnant with her father Lecon's child, and now their family is suffering possible shame because Ida's mother was barren after bearing her and her sister Polly. Pauline. Ida and Lecon come up with the solution that the child would be Ida's through an alleged illicit affair with the boy she was interested in, Willard Pretty Dog, and to Dog. To keep the pregnancy secret, Ida and Clara would both be sent away secretly to a Catholic mother house in Colorado where Clara could have the child and then disappear while Ida would return to the reservation, bearing the shame of being the teenage mother of Clara's child, who on paper would legally be her own child.]]

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* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:Ida's son would have been named after Lecon, his grandfather, but Ida chose to name him Lee "to be different".]]


* LineOfSightName: Rayona gets her name from the tag of her mother's hospital gown (made of Rayon). Christine was expecting the child to be a boy and was planning to call him Ray, but when it turned out to be a girl, and Elgin thought about calling her Diane, she defended her decision to still call the child Ray and ended up with Rayona.

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* LineOfSightName: Rayona gets her name from the tag of her mother's hospital gown (made of Rayon). LastMinuteBabyNaming[=/=]LineOfSightName: Christine was expecting the child to be a boy and was planning to call him Ray, but when it turned out to be a girl, and Elgin thought about calling her Diane, she defended her decision to still call the child Ray and ended up with Rayona.Rayona after looking at the tag of her hospital gown and seeing Rayon.


* SleepingSingle: Christine and Elgin as a married couple both have their own beds to sleep in since they're renting out a hotel room to live in together. They try to combine them into a double bed, but Christine ends up falling between the beds and struggling to get herself out without accidentally waking up Elgin. Eventually she decides to leave the beds single as Elgin would end up coming home later than usual, a sign of her husband's infidelity that would show up as the marriage progressed.

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* SleepingSingle: Christine and Elgin as a married couple both have their own beds to sleep in since [[JustifiedTrope they're renting out a hotel room to live in together.together]]. They try to combine them into a double bed, but Christine ends up falling between the beds and struggling to get herself out without accidentally waking up Elgin. Eventually she decides to leave the beds single as Elgin would end up coming home later than usual, a sign of her husband's infidelity that would show up as the marriage progressed.


* SamusIsAGirl: Rayona was mistaken for a boy when she took her cousin Foxy Cree's place in the rodeo ride.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Rayona was mistaken for a boy when she took her cousin Foxy Cree's place in the rodeo ride. It is when at the time she accepts her prize at the rodeo that she undoes her hair and exposes her chest that everybody finds out.

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