Touching Spirit Bear Book Report

             In this chapter, the main character and three other characters were introduced. The main character, Cole is a fifteen year old boy who lived in Minneapolis and he got in trouble with the law most of his life. The three other characters were Garvey, Edwin and Peter Driscal. Garvey was a Tlingit Indian and a parole officer from Minneapolis. Edwin was a Tlingit elder that help arrange Cole’s banishment. Peter was a kid in ninth grade and was picked on a lot by Cole. Cole was being taken to an island in south Alaska because he beat up Peter Driscal for telling someone that Cole robbed a hardware store. During the trip, Cole remembered Garvey explaining the Circle Justice system to him. Garvey said Circle Justice decides a type of healing process for a crime. After Garvey explained this Cole thought it would be better than going to jail so he joined.
             When Cole, Edwin and Garvey landed at the island Cole was told that no one will be with so you have to fend for yourself. On the island there was a small wooded shelter for him and supplies. After that Edwin explained to Cole about a special black bear called the Spirit Bear and that it was pure white. He also said it had more honor, dignity and pride than most people. After that Garvey gave Cole a blanket called an at.oow. He said it was past down to people as a sign of trust. After that he and Edwin left. After they were out of his sight, Cole went into the shelter and took the gallon of gas and poured it all over the supplies and walls of the shelter. Then he took a match and threw it in the shelter.
             As Cole was staring a the fire he started to laugh hysterically until the flames died down then he saw the at.oow Garvey gave him and then he threw it into the fire. Then he remembered that the only person that knew how strong he could swim was his father. So he thought he should escape by swimming island to island until he reached the mainland. So then he took off his clothes and started...

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