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Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Aleut
Natives of the Aleutian Islands and the western Alaska peninsula
gull
Long-winged aquatic bird with white feathers and a gray back and wings.
cormorants
dark-colored bird that has a long neck and that eats fish that it catches in the ocean
kelp
large brown seaweed
mesa
a hill that has a flat top and steep sides
ravine
a small, deep, narrow valley worn by running water
parley
Hold an informal conference with an enemy
ceasing
coming to an end
leagues
a unit of distance equal to about three miles
pursued
to follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill.
dunes
mounds of sand formed by the wind
pelts
Skins of animals with fur still on them
carcasses
Dead bodies of animals
shirkers
People who avoid their work, duties, or responsibilities
perish
to die or be destroyed
decreed
Commanded
ample
more than enough
shrouded
Something that is covered, protected, or concealed
ponder
Consider something deeply and thoroughly
yucca
plant often with tall, stout stems ending in a cluster of white flowers
hides
Pelts or skins of a larger animal
pitched
Plunged downward
masts
Poles that rise from the deck of a ship to support the sails and rigging.
sandspit
a point of sandy deposit built up into a landform which projects into a body of water.
forbade
commanded someone not to do something
shaft
long pole forming the body of various weapons
sinews
Bands of tissue connecting muscle to bone
crevices
Cracks forming an opening in rocks
pitch
a thick, black, sticky substance that is used on roofs and boats to keep out water.
omen
a sign of something about to happen
reeds
The straight stalks of grass plants growing in marshy areas
haunches
hindquarters of an animal
bored
to make a hole in a solid substance
prow
the forward part of a ship
quiver
a case for holding and carrying arrows
crest
The top of the highest point of something

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