The suffix tree, DAWG, and CDAWG are fundamental indexing structures of a string, with a number of applications in bioinformatics, information retrieval, data mining, etc. An edge-labeled rooted tree (trie) is a natural generalization of a string, which can also be seen as a compact representation of a set of strings. Kosaraju [FOCS 1989] proposed the suffix tree for a backward trie, where the strings in the trie are read in the leaf-to-root direction. In contrast to a backward trie, we call a usual trie as a forward trie. Despite a few follow-up works after Kosaraju’s paper, indexing forward/backward tries is not well understood yet. In this paper, we show a full perspective on the sizes of indexing structures such as suffix trees, DAWGs, and CDAWGs for forward and backward tries. In particular, we show that the size of the DAWG for a forward trie with n nodes is Ω(σn), where σ is the number of distinct characters in the trie. This becomes Ω(n2) for an alphabet of size σ= Θ(n). Still, we show that there is a compact O(n)-space implicit representation of the DAWG for a forward trie, whose space requirement is independent of the alphabet size. This compact representation allows for simulating each DAWG edge traversal in O(log σ) time, and can be constructed in O(n) time and space over any integer alphabet of size O(n).