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In Island of the Blue Dolphins, what evidence is there of Karana's resourcefulness and ability to solve problems on her own in chapter 16?

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In chapter 16 Karana continues to demonstrate the resourcefulness and problem solving abilities that the reader has become accustomed to throughout the first half of the book.

In this chapter, Karana makes the decision to modify one of the larger canoes so that she is able to move it on land more easily and paddle it safely in the water. In order to accomplish this task, Karana has to cut through the sinew and heat up the pitch to...

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