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

Author: Orin Starn
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"After the Yahi were massacred in the mid-nineteenth century, Ishi survived alone for decades in the mountains of northern California. His capture in 1911 made him a national sensation; anthropologist Alfred Kroeber declared him the world's most "uncivilized" man and made Ishi a living exhibit in his museum. Thousands came to see the displaced Indian before his death from tuberculosis. Ishi's Brain follows Orin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ishi; A L Kroeber; Theodora Kroeber; Ishi; A L Kroeber; Theodora Kroeber
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orin Starn
ISBN: 0393326985 9780393326987
OCLC Number: 61218778
Description: 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map, plates ; 21 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 --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Orin Starn.
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"After the Yahi were massacred in the mid-nineteenth century, Ishi survived alone for decades in the mountains of northern California. His capture in 1911 made him a national sensation; anthropologist Alfred Kroeber declared him the world's most "uncivilized" man and made Ishi a living exhibit in his museum. Thousands came to see the displaced Indian before his death from tuberculosis. Ishi's Brain follows Orin Starn's gripping quest for the remains of the last of the Yahi, from the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian"--Back cover.

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