Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Native American- General Native American Studies

Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America

by

Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world.

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 slaughterhouse 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. Karl Kroeber adds an informative tribute to the text, describing how the book came to be and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was both a product of her era and of her insight and her empathy.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.

About the Author

Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979), wife of Alfred Louis Kroeber, is also the author of The Inland Whale (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor, with Clifton Kroeber, of Ishi in Three Centuries (2003). Lewis Gannett was a critic for the New York Herald-Tribune.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520229402
Subtitle:
A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Foreword:
Kroeber, Karl
Foreword by:
Gannett, Lewis
Foreword by:
Kroeber, Karl
Foreword:
Kroeber, Karl
Foreword:
Gannett, Lewis
Author:
Gannett, Lewis
Author:
Kroeber, Theodora
Author:
Kroeber, Karl
Foreword:
Gannett, Lewis
Author:
Gannett, Lewis
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Ishi
Subject:
Yana Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#4
Publication Date:
20021015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.75 in 12 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Ishi in Three Centuries New Trade Paper $38.50
  2. Classic Myths to Read Aloud: The...
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Unwitting Wisdom Used Hardcover $12.50
  4. The Giver
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Brighty of the Grand Canyon Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. Following the Bloom: Across America... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Native American » California
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Pacific Northwest

Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 282 pages University of California Press - English 9780520229402 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.