When the pack is crossing the desert the first time, when the hunter of the tribe can only dig up one scrawny lizard for the tribe. He has failed in his duty, yet he does what he can. Revisit how the small amount of meat is used,,,, you will see is why I like him the best.
A will a strong as Winnowill?
A love for the tribe that may well outdo Cutter's though it manifests in a different way.
How hard is it for a person of true convictions to go against them? Would Strongbow ever do so?? Yes,, but only for the love of the Tribe, (the entering of Blue Mountain), not for other reasons, most likely not even to save his own life.
The pack, the cub, the Way, Moonshade,,,, what else is there for him? Moreso, what else would he want for himself?