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At the end of chapter 4, the subject of Chief Chowig’s secret name returns. The topic of secret names is revisited in chapter 22, when Karana makes a decision regarding whether or not to give her secret name.
The Aleuts came from the Aleutian Islands which are located off of Alaska. The Russians used them because they were good hunters.
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Chief Chowig warned the villagers to not socialize with the Aleuts. The villagers did as their chief told them. But, they did watch the Aleuts from afar. And, all activity was reported back to the group. The Aleuts also observed the Ghalas-at.
Ulape, Karana' sister, reported that there was a girl with the Aleuts. The girl dressed like the men and she kept her long hair under her cap. No one believed this.
One day Ulape discovered that a school of large white bass had been
stranded on a rocky ledge. There was enough for everyone to feast on for
two days. The second day, two Aleuts came to the village wanting to share
the abundance. Karana's father decided not to share with them. They were
capable of doing their own fishing, Chief Chowig rationalized. The two
left, planning to tell Captain Orlov. They were not happy.
The Aleuts who came to ask for a share of bass only numbered two. But, there were many more at the ship who also would be unhappy.
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