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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.

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OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520006751
Subtitle:
A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Author:
Kroeber, Theodora
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Ishi, d. 1916
Subject:
Ishi
Subject:
Yana Indians
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19640201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x .75 in 10 oz

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Related Subjects

Biography » Native Americans
History and Social Science » Anthropology » North America
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Native American » California
History and Social Science » Native American » Pacific Northwest

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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 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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