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Ishi in two worlds : a biography of the last wild Indian in North America

Author: Theodora Kroeber
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1964. ©1961
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st paper-bound editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Ishi; Ishi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodora Kroeber
OCLC Number: 7560616
Description: 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
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. Prologue : outside the jail --
Ishi's new world --
Life in a museum --
The craftsman --
The brightest year --
Epilogue : death in a museum.
Responsibility: by Theodora Kroeber ; with a foreword by Lewis Gannett.

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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.

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