The Russians came to barter with the Nicoleno tribe who lived on the Ghalas-at. The Russians came here to kill otters. Russians would spilt the otters at the end of their hunting. Their hunting began, then it ended. When the Russians were packing up all of their things, they didn't split the otter. The chief of Ghalas-at confronted the Russian chief, when he confronted the Russian chief, he killed the Nicoleno's chief. After all of that had happened, a fight came out and the Russians won.
The new Chief of Nicoleno tribe decides to go off and find new land because they didn't want to stay at their island because of all the dead bodies that they buried. He came back after a long time and he brought white men back with him to take his tribe back to a different island. Well, Karana had a brother that left something at the village and he went back for it and then he got left. So, she jumped off the boat and swam back to him, so he would not be alone.
While they were on the island by them self. Karana's brother Ramo, went off on his on and he got killed by the wild dogs. Karana wanted revenage on the dogs, so she went to got kill them. She killed seven wild dogs and injured the head dog. She went to go find the head dog that she injured. Sooner than later she founded him laying on the ground in pain. She was going to kill it, but she couldn't. Instead she took the dog home and it was her new dog. She named him Rontu.
She started to make her own little village because wild dogs and foxes started to eat her food. So, she built a fence around her village so no animal could eat her food. Also, she felt more protective.
While she was there a big wind storm that created a tidal wave and a earthquake. It destroyed much of her life that she built by herself and now she has rebuild it again.
One day two white men came onto the island to explore. They stated to call out, "anyone here" over and over, but she couldn't get there in time before they left. The two white men came back and the two white men and Karana finally came upon each other. So, she finally got rescued.