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Ishi, the last Yahi : a documentary history

Author: Robert F Heizer; Theodora Kroeber
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains documents concerning the life of Ishi, the last Yana Indian.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Ishi; Ishi; Ishi; Ishi.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Heizer; Theodora Kroeber
ISBN: 0520032969 9780520032965 0520043669 9780520043664
OCLC Number: 5077569
Description: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: [Part 1] Before Ishi --
1. Earliest notices of the Yahi (1850) --
2. Army correspondence on the Yana and Yahi (1862-1865) --
3. Newspaper accounts of fighting with the Yahi (1862) --
4. Adjutant-General Kibbe's report (1860) --
5. Hi good and the "Mill Creeks" / H.H. Sauber (1859) --
6. Captured by the Mill Creek Indians / a thankful Carson (1863) --
7. Fighting the Mill Creeks / R.A. Anderson (1857-1865) --
8. The last of the Mill Creeks / Sim Moak (1862-1870) --
9. The Yanas / Jeremiah Curtin (1864) --
10. The Koḿ-bo (Yahi) / Stephen Powers (1874) --
11. Lost Indian tribe in Tehama wilds / San Francisco Call (March 19, 1911) --
12. "Lost Indians" easily traced / John Rodney Gleeson (March 26, 1911) --
13. Indians in the forest / Lassen Magazine (May 1911) --
14. The elusive Mill Creeks / A.L. Kroeber (August 1911) --
[Part 2] Ishi enters civilization --
1. Newspaper accounts of Ishi's capture / Oroville Register (August 29, 30, and 31, 1911) --
2. Tribe's dirge chanted by savage / San Francisco Examiner (August 31, 1911) --
3. Indian enigma is study for scientists / Mary Ashe Miller (September 6, 1911) --
4. Untainted life revealed by aborigine / Philip H. Kinsley (September 6, 1911) --
5. Tribe survivor counts to five, but that's all / San Francisco Call (September 7, 1911) --
6. Ishi tells tale of wood duck for 6 hours / San Francisco Examiner (September 7, 1911) --
7. Ishi, the last aboriginal savage in America, finds enchantment in a Vaudeville show / Grant Wallace (October 8, 1911) --
8. It's all too much for Ishi, says the scientist / A.L. Kroeber (October 8, 1911) --
9. The only man in America who knows no Christmas: Ishi / A.L. Kroeber (December 17, 1911) --
[Part 3] Ishi among the anthropologists --
1. Ishi, the last aborigine / A.L. Kroeber (July 1912) --
2. The last wild tribe of California / T.T. Waterman (March 1915) --
3. The Yana Indians / T.T. Waterman (1918) --
4. The Yana and Yahi / A.L. Kroeber (1925) --
5. Flint working by Ishi / Nels C. Nelson (1916) --
6. Yahi archery / Saxton T. Pope (1918) --
7. Analysis of a Yahi text / Edward Sapir (1923) --
8. The songs of Ishi / Bruno Netti (July 1965) --
9. Yahi place names / Martin A. Baumhoff (1957) --
[Part 4] Ishi's death --
1. Characteristics of Ishi / Saxton T. Pope (1920) --
2. Correspondence about Ishi (1915-1916) --
3. Ishi's funeral / San Mateo Labor Index (March 30, 1916) --
4. Conclusion / Saxton T. Pope (1920) --
5. Ishi's death: a Chico commentary / Chico Record (March 28, 1916).
Responsibility: edited by Robert F. Heizer and Theodora Kroeber.

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