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Author Kroeber, Theodora.

Title Ishi in two worlds : a biography of the last wild Indian in North America / by Theodora Kroeber ; with forewords by Karl Kroeber and Lewis Gannett.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    970.3 Yana KRO 2011    Available
Edition 50th anniversary ed.
Description xxiii, 254 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-255).
Contents pt. 1. Ishi the Yahi. Prologue : Outside the slaughter house ; Copper-colored people on a golden land ; A living people ; A dying people ; Episodes in extermination ; The long concealment ; The Yahi disappear -- pt. 2. Mister Ishi. Outside the jail ; Ishi's new world ; Life in a museum ; The craftsman ; The brightest year ; Epilogue : Death in a museum.
Summary Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T.T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology.
Subject Ishi, -1916.
Yana Indians -- Biography.
ISBN 9780520271470 (pbk.)
0520271475 (pbk.)

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