Study Guide

Island of the Blue Dolphins Characters

By Scott O'Dell

Karana (Won-a-pa-lei)

Karana is a female, environmentally-friendly version of great adventure heroes like Robinson...

Ramo

Ramo is Karana's younger brother. When the white men come to the island to evacuate the natives,...

Ulape

Ulape is the girly sister of Karana. She's the one who notices the Aleut girl in the first group...

Rontu

Rontu is the former pet of the Aleutian hunters. "He was a much larger dog than any of ours,"...

Tutok

Tutok is the young Aleutian girl who becomes friends with Karana when the Russian hunters return...

Chief Chowig

Chief Chowig is the father of Karana, Ulape, and Ramo, and the leader of the people of Ghalas-at....

Captain Orlov and the Aleuts

Captain Orlov is the leader of the Russian hunters who come to the Island of the Blue Dolphins to...

Mon-a-nee

Karana saves an otter from the kelp bed in Chapter 23 after the Aleutian hunters leave. Instead...

Kimki

Kimki becomes chief of the village of Ghalas-at after the Aleuts kill Chief Chowig . He is a part...

Matasaip

Nanko is the man who brings the news that the ship that has landed on the island is not the...

Nanko

Nanko is the man who brings the news that the ship that has landed on the island is not the...

Tainor and Lurai

Tainor and Lurai are the two birds Karana tames in Chapter 18. Tainor is male and named after a...

Tumaiyowit and Mukat

Tumaiyowit and Mukat are the two quarreling gods who ruled the island at the beginning of the...