I've recently gone back to revising and writing something I started a while ago, which is inspired by The Downeaster Alexa, the Billy Joel song about a fisherman in Long Island, although my story is set in southwest Alaska. (Aleutian Islands, approximately Dutch Harbor) My protagonist, Alexa, is a Native, and my question is, is ain't used all over America, or only in the South? Would it be plausible for a Native girl living in the Southwest of Alaska to say ain't? As in "There ain't no way to find him. Not this late."
Thanks for any help.