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The last of his tribe

Author: Harry Hook
Publisher: United States : HBO, United States : HBO Video, [1992-03-28] ; ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Film : English : [DVD version includes English and Spanish tracks]View all editions and formats
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"In 1800 there were 300,000 Native Americans living in California; by 1900 only 20,000 remained. Of the thousands who witnessed this slaughter, it was thought that none remained wild, until the day in 1911 when the man they called 'Ishi' was captured raiding a slaughterhouse. Dr. Kroeber and his wife Henriette discover that Ishi is the last survivor of the Yahi tribe. In his head, he carries the secrets of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Made for TV movies
Drama
History
Biography Drama
Named Person: Ishi; A L Kroeber; Ishi; A L Kroeber
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Hook
ISBN: 0783130511 9780783130514
OCLC Number: 423678011
Notes: TV movie.
Credits were supplied from: DVD sleeve; Maltin, 1994.
Originally broadcast on HBO.
Playing time on release was 90 min., according to: Maltin, 1994.
Credits: Music by John E. Keane.
Cast: Jon Voight (Dr. Kroeber), Graham Greene (Ishi). David Ogden Stiers, Jack Blessing and Anne Archer (Henriette Kroeber). Daniel Benzali.
Event notes: Filmed on location in Bellingham, Washington; Oakland, California; Red Hills Ranch, Sonora, California; Sacramento, California; and San Francisco, California.
Responsibility: HBO Pictures presents ; a River City production ; a Harry Hook film ; co-produced by Barbara Bloom ; produced by John Levoff and Robert Lovenheim ; written by Stephen Harrigan ; directed by Harry Hook.

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"In 1800 there were 300,000 Native Americans living in California; by 1900 only 20,000 remained. Of the thousands who witnessed this slaughter, it was thought that none remained wild, until the day in 1911 when the man they called 'Ishi' was captured raiding a slaughterhouse. Dr. Kroeber and his wife Henriette discover that Ishi is the last survivor of the Yahi tribe. In his head, he carries the secrets of his people, how they lived and died. These are secrets no white man knows, but Dr. Kroeber makes it his mission to uncover them before the last of the Yahi is gone forever"--DVD sleeve.

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