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Ishi in Two Worlds

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The life story of Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, lone survivor of an exterminated tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has captivated readers. Now recent advances in technology make it possible to return to print the 1976 deluxe edition, filled with plates and historic photographs that enhance Ishi's story and bring it to life.

Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and terrified of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California. Finally identified as a Yahi 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 written and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was a product of both her era and her special personal insight and empathy.

Synopsis:

Deluxe edition back in paperback! The life story of the last known Indian to have emerged (in 1911) from the California "wilderness," written by the wife of the anthropologist who cared for him until his untimely death in 1916.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520240377
Prologue:
Kroeber, Karl
Publisher:
University of California Press
Foreword by:
Kroeber, Karl
Foreword:
Kroeber, Karl
Author:
Kroeber, Karl
Author:
Kroeber, Theodora
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Deluxe Illustrated Edition
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 color illustrations, 108 b/w photogra
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.75 in 27 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Native American » California
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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