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Wild men : Ishi and Kroeber in the wilderness of modern America

Author: Douglas Cazaux Sackman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: New narratives in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... focus[es] on the depth of Ishi and Kroeber's friendship, exploring what their intertwined stories tell us about Indian survival in modern America and about America's fascination with the wild even as it was becoming ever-more urban and modern"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ishi; A L Kroeber; A L Kroeber; Ishi; A L Kroeber; Alfred L Kroeber; Ishi; Alfred L Kroeber; Ishi.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Cazaux Sackman
ISBN: 9780195178524 0195178521 9780195178531 019517853X
OCLC Number: 317473129
Description: xiii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: One small step --
The Yahi in three worlds --
The anthropologist in three worlds --
"Worlds of stuff" --
Making tracks --
City lights --
Nature walks in the city and the Sierras --
The call of the wild --
Death mask --
Epilogue: The hearth of Prometheus and the wilderness of Ishi --
Afterword: Google Earth, earthquake weather.
Series Title: New narratives in American history.
Responsibility: Douglas C. Sackman.

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" ... focus[es] on the depth of Ishi and Kroeber's friendship, exploring what their intertwined stories tell us about Indian survival in modern America and about America's fascination with the wild even as it was becoming ever-more urban and modern"--Jacket.

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"Nuanced and thought-provoking...Recommended for readers interested in Native American studies and particularly the fate of Ishi." --Library Journal"You would think the subject matter of Ishi has Read more...

 
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