Wovoka is young, charismatic, and well-loved by all the Ghost Dancers who have ever met him. Whites get along well with him too. Wovoka is intelligent, understanding, and sensitive to everyone he meets. Even enemies of the Paiutes with long-standing grudges refuse to raise their hands in anger toward Wovoka.

As the Ghost Dance movement gains steam, word has begun to spread that Wovoka may be some kind of Messiah reborn. For some this signals prosperity and good times to come. For others it signals the end times, and brings with it a heaping helping of fear.