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LOS ANGELES– Illustrated Lecture, Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Lone Woman at the Crossroads

November 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am12:30 pm


LOS ANGELES– Join us to hear the latest research about the true story of behind the Island of the Blue Dolphins. This award winning book, written by Scott O’Dell, has fascinated children for over fifty years. The book describes the life of an American Indian girl who lived alone on San Nicolas Island for 18 years. The heroine of this story, known in historical literature as the Lone Woman, was taken off of the island in 1853. Through recent archaeological, ethnographic and historical research a new story of the Lone Woman has emerged.  She was witness to commercial activities such as otter hunting, whaling, maritime trade, and was likely witness to Chinese abalone harvesting on San Nicolas Island, as well. This research examines early California ethnic, commercial and maritime history. It explores disparate life experiences, yet illuminates the commonalities of individuals living on a remote Pacific island. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 pm @ Castelar Elementary School

Castelar Elementary School

840 Yale Street

Los Angeles, California 90012

Admission is free

For more information, go to www.chssc.org, or contact Fenton Eng @ Chinese Historical Society of Southern California at chssc@hotmail.com (323) 222-0856

This event is part of a project entitled “Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Lone Woman at the Crossroads” supported by California Humanities through the Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Quick Grant opportunities please visit our webpage here.


November 1, 2017
11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Castelar Elementary School
840 Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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