Waking Cloud is a Sorrows tribal, and one of Daniel's first converts. Daniel saved her life when she was giving birth to her third child, and taught her how to properly deliver children. She then became the Sorrows' midwife, and has started to learn Daniel's Mormon faith. Waking Cloud speaks with a good level of English, indicating she has been learning for a while.
Waking Cloud has a husband and three children, however her husband was killed by a White Leg as one of the first Sorrows to be evacuated to Grand Staircase. Daniel knows of this, but has kept it from Waking Cloud, fearing her reaction. Waking Cloud suspects that something is amiss, but trusts Daniel enough to know that he wouldn't keep anything important from her.
Waking Cloud turned bitter and resentful toward Daniel and the New Canaanites when she learned her husband's death had been concealed from her. She poisoned some of her tribe against New Canaanite teachings, making relations between the groups difficult from time to time.
Waking Cloud was distraught when she learned of her husband's death, but took comfort from her tribe, and the compassion of the New Canaanites. She forgave Daniel for having concealed her husband's fate from her, and learned to accept his fate. When her grief faded, she took a husband from the Dead Horse tribe. At her bidding, he stayed close to home.