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Ishi's brain : in search of America's last "wild" Indian

Author: Orin Starn
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthropologist retraces his efforts to locate the brain of Ishi--the "last wild Indian" of California who became an icon of dying Native American culture when he was captured in 1911--and his struggle to repatriate the remains.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ishi; A L Kroeber; Theodora Kroeber
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orin Starn
ISBN: 0393051331 9780393051339
OCLC Number: 53162433
Description: 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Trails to Ishi --
A "compromise between science and sentiment" --
The wild man of Deer Creek --
Ishi, Alfred, and Theodora --
Ishi's ancestors --
Oroville --
The destruction of the Yahi --
Niche 601 --
"Doctor Kroeber's pet buffalo" --
The paper trail --
The wet collection --
Aleš Hrdlička and the great brain hunt --
The Maidu go to Washington --
Lines of descent --
Ancestral gatherings --
Grizzly bear's hiding place --
The sacred fire --
Dersch meadow --
Vera's party.
Responsibility: Orin Starn.
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A chronicle of the search for the truth about the life and death of a legendary Native American. This absorbing new portrait of Ishi, wild man of Deer Creek, museum curiosity, and last of his tribe,  Read more...

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