James is proud of his Native American heritage, this gives him deep human roots. They do not hold any biases against him due to his mutation, seeing it as a gift.
James older brother died in the field on a mission with Vulcan and several others. James became aware of the fact that some mutants and humans were dangerous and cruel as a result. His new focus and dedication led Wolverine to recruit him into X-Force. He has sworn vengeance against Magneto, blaming him for the death of those involved.
James can be hard to get along with, but is generally a loyal companion. He does not view humans as his enemies, but instead those who persecute the weak.