The Question and Answer section for Island of the Blue Dolphins is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
D. He is with Aleuts, and the Aleuts have cheated the tribe in the past.
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Ulape had two boxes of ear-rings, for she was vainer than I, and when she put them into her baskets, she drew a thin mark
with blue clay across her nose and cheekbones. The mark meant that she was unmarried.
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