Research resources for students for the book Island of the Blue Dolphins

Internet resources and websites for students to look at when doing research on the book by Scott O'Dell. These resources are rich in content on the book, the island of San Nicolas, the culture of the natives of the island, and the lost woman, Juana Maria.

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    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island | California Missions Resource Center

    This site provides information on the lost woman of San Nicolas. It provides information on how the San Nicolas Islanders left and Juana Maria stayed behind. It also goes into some detail on the discovery of her and her life in California.<br><br>In 1853 an Indian woman speaking a language unknown to the mainlanders was found on San Nicholas Island by Captain George Nidever (1802-1883). Nidever had arrived in California in 1834. He was a renowned hunter known for his skill in tracking sea otters along the coast and on the Channel Islands.

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    San Nicolas Island - California - Map and Area Photos

    Map, satellite view and area photos of San Nicolas Island - California

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    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island Article and illustration by Jan TimbrookCurator of Ethnography, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Few figures in California history have the enduring appeal of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.

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    The Search for the Lost Indian Cave of San Nicolas Island

    Presentation #8 This video is from the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island presentations during the 2012 California Islands Symposium. Presenter: Steven J. Schwartz This video and other park videos may also be viewed at: http://www.nps.gov/chis/photosmultimedia/california-islands-symposium.htm

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    The Search for the Lost Indian Cave of San Nicolas Island

    This video is very informative about the geography of San Nicolas island. It is a good video to show students the importance of research because he talks about some historical inaccuracies. He also gives a history of the island. It is not the most exciting video so I would not show the entire 30 min. video to students but a portion of it would be beneficial.&nbsp;

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