Island of the Blue Dolphins

American Indian woman standing in cave with spear.
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Visit our New Website
Island of the Blue Dolphins

The National Park Service and other partners have developed new a web-based resource that will take readers and researchers to a vast amount of information relating to this woman and her story.



This award-winning book was inspired by the true story of an American Indian woman left alone on one of the Channel Islands for 18 years in the 1800s. She's come to be known as the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island and is thought to have been of Gabrielino-Tongva descent.

San Nicolas Island is owned by the US Navy and closed to the public. But you can experience island isolation and the natural resources described in the book on the park's five islands.

In addition to our new website listed above, here are links to information of interest:


Last updated: July 27, 2018

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