Surviving on the Island: Chapter 22

Woman collecting water at spring with dogs.
Artist’s impression of how it may have looked as the Lone Woman collected water at Old Garden Spring on San Nicolas Island. Illustration by Michael Ward.

Karana and the Aleut girl, Tutok, become friends. Tutok visits the cave often while the hunters are on the island.

Karana and Tutok do not speak the same language, but they teach each other their names for different objects and they exchange gifts. Karana accepts the black stone necklace that Tutok leaves for her. Karana makes an abalone disk circlet for Tutok’s hair.

She misses Tutok when the Aleut girl leaves the island with the hunting group.

Last updated: June 25, 2018