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

 
 
 
 
Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Author: Theodora Kroeber
ISBN 13: 9780520240377
ISBN 10: 520240375
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
List Price: $29.95
 
 

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.

New York Times

A book that all Americans should read.