Begining Of Island Of The Blue Dolphins

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Begining Of Island Of The Blue Dolphins Essay, Research Paper Karana and her brother Ramo were gathering roots at Coral Cove when the Aleuts cane to the island. She ran to abush near where they came in the watch what would happen. Her father, Chief Chowig, greeted Captain Orvol, the Russian who got off of the ship. Captain Orvol said that he and his 40 men had come to hunt sea otter, and wished to camp out on the island. The Aleuts would get the otter pelts and they would get the goods that the Aleuts had. The aleuts camped out about a half a league fromt he villag of Galas-at. One day when it looked like it was going to storm, the Aleuts and Captain Orvol were getting ready to leave. All the men from Galas-at ran with spears to to where they were loading and when they

wouldn?t give themtheir fair share battle broke out. The Aleuts left on their boar and they had killed 27 men, including Chief Chowig. Since there whhere few men left the women took over their jobs. There was a new chief, Chief Kimki and one day he went to the country in the east to make a place for them. It was the time of the year that the Aleuts had come so they prepared in case they retuned. One day someone spotted a ship. It turned out ot be from the place that Kimki went to take them to where he had gone. They all went to the village to get their things, and then went to the ship. Ramo forgot his fishing spear and wanted to go back for it, but Karana wouldn?t let him so he ran ahead. When Karana got on the boat he was not there. She then saw him running along the beach with

his fishing spear but they could not turn around or wait for him becaus ethey would be driven into the rocks. Karana flung herself overboard and swam to shore. When she got there they went back to the village where they found wild dogs running throught the huts. They scurryed aawy whent hey heard them coming. They found just enough food for supper. The next day was spent gathering food. The wild dogs came at night from the scent of fish and sat on a hill hownling. The next day Ramo, after naming himself Chief Tanyositlopai , wnet ot get a canoe even though it was very dangerous. Karana ran off to get him but let him go. He would have to grow up sooner that normal to help her. That morning she gathered mussels and when she was done she went down the path to were the canoes were

and saw a pack of dogs going around in a circle. In the middle was Ramo, dead. He had been dead for a while, he hadn?t even made in to the canoes. The dogs followed her to the village until she came out of one of the huts wiith a club, then they ran off. She followed them the their cave and made a fire in front of it so they could not get out in the night. That night she didn?t sleep. She thought that one day she would kill the dogs, but mostly she thought of Ramo. She stayed at the village for many days until the food ran out, only to leave to get more food. One day she decided that she would never live in the village again. She destroyed all of the huts. She found place tho live while she waiteed for the ship to return. The place she found was a large rock which was sheltered

from the wind, about a half a league from the cove. There was also a place to store food. It was high up so she didn?t need to fear the dogs. She had not seen them since Ramo had died. She had time to make weapons to protect herself from the dogs and get food. But it forbidden for women to make and that many horrible things would happen while she was making them and using them. She seached for weaponds that were left by the Aleuts. It was only jewlery. She threw it all into the ocean beacuse they had belonged to the people who killed her people. She found no spearheads. For many days she had forgotten about the weapons until one night the dogs stayed at the bottom of the rock howling all night and then watched her all the next day. They were also there the next night and knew