After Cole spend six months in the hospital from being mauled by the Spirit Bear, Cole goes to a circle justice meeting. At the meeting they discuss Cole going back to the island for another year so he doesn't have to do jail time.
Cole was struggling with himself not to be angry. But he was angry that he didn’t see the Spirit Bear right away. He asked Edwin why he didn’t see the spirit bear right away and Edwin said, “To see the Spirit bear you have to become invisible.” He eventually realized that to become invisible you have to clear your mind.
when Edwin came back to the island to give Cole his supplies he informed Cole that peter tried to commit suicide twice. Cole wanted to become peace with Peter so Cole Talked Garvey and Edwin into having peter stay at the island with him. Peters family agreed.
Peter started to warm up to Cole and get his revenge on him. He would walk on Cole’s sleeping bag with his muddy shoes, drops coles jacket on purpose, leave the door open in the middle of the night, and ruined, Coles totem pole of the spirit bear.