Another important factor that takes a huge account when forming the identity is belief. Beliefs can be easily influenced by the tradition of the culture as the author shows through Garnet throughout the book. Culture is like an invisible bond, most of the culture has its own belief and people try to pass that to the next generation in the same way they have believed it as the keeper says, “Remember them and talk them over with an elder to try and figure out what they’re telling you if you can’t figure them out yourself” (252. Wagamese). For this reason, people have different kinds of beliefs depending on their culture because people have beliefs based on what they have known and experienced. In the beginning of the novel, Garnet does not have a certain belief inside him since, he does not even know who he really is and which culture he belongs to; however, as he learns more about his culture he starts to have religious beliefs that an ordinary Indian would have.