Opinion: Sea otters were hunted heavily in the 1800s (nineteenth century). What are some of the reasons that sea otters were hunted at this time in history? Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Informative/explanatory: Russian men employed by the Russian American Company and Alaska Natives made frequent hunting expeditions to the Channel Islands. State what you know about these expeditions. Include concrete details.
Narrative: What would your reaction be, as a native islander on San Nicolas Island, to the arrival of the Il'mena? Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details.