Miyax or Julie. Well, which is it, for Pete's sake? It's clear that the heroine of Julie of the Wolves is less than sure about her own identity. She literally has two names, and switches between them depending on her surroundings. Of course these two names represent the two competing tugs on her poor little heartstrings. Miyax stands for her Eskimo heritage and all its beautiful traditions. It's who she's been for most of her childhood. Julie symbolizes the coming modern world, and all the technological advancement that comes with the spread of civilization. It's who, in the second part of the novel, our protagonist struggles to become. But in the end, which will she choose to be? Clearly we're not going to spoil that one for you. Read the book!
Whether she likes it or not, Miyax will always be Miyax. She can't just sweep her Eskimo heritage under the rug. It has contributed more to her identity than any other factor.
Whether she likes it or not, becoming Julie is unavoidable for Miyax. The progress of civilization is far stronger than cultural traditions.